Are you kidding? How did we ever use this primitive technology for so long? And why are some people still using it? Every Thursday, CTS will highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of technology from days gone by in our #TBT Technology blog. Enjoy reliving the good old days!
DOT MATRIX PRINTER
When they were invented: 1970
Who still uses them: Airlines, distribution companies, kitchen workers
Why they’re still used: Dot-matrix printers print by striking a ribbon against paper, much like a typewriter, so they can print multi-part forms on carbon paper in a way that inkjet and laser printers cannot. They can also withstand temperature extremes and dirty environments better than some of their more modern contemporaries. — Popular Mechanics