Most people type on computers these days. For a long time, the typewriter manufacturer’s tried to resist the tide by touting the new features of their products. Some added memory and LCD displays to make their typewriters more “computer like”. In the end, they lost the battle. While typewriters can still be found, by and large computer word processing has won the battle. Why? Because word processing provided much more: Spell checking, different fonts, graphics, pagination, etc. Typewriters couldn’t compete.We’re seeing the same battle now between mechanical cash registers and computer-based POS systems.