Edison Talking Typewriter


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Omar Khayyam Moore's Edison Talking Typewriter was an IBM 360 with a Selectric terminal and voice output, programmed to teach two-year-olds to read and type, circa 1962.

Moore writes of autotelic learning environments, autotelic products are "products such as puzzles, games of chance, games of strategy, and aesthetic objects, all of which contain their own goals and sources of motivation. Such activities are 'cut off' in a sense, from serious and immediate problems of survival and welfare, and are protected by autotelic norms which dictate that participation must not impinge on serious problems." His writings may be particularly relevant to Activities including Turtle Art, Scratch and Etoys.



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