How Lois Lew mastered IBM’s 1940s Chinese typewriter

The success of IBM’s first of its kind Chinese typewriter fell on the performance of one Lois Lew. In three weeks, she had to memorize 1,000 four-digit codes corresponding to 1,000 of the most frequently used Chinese characters. She mastered typing with grace and poise, going on to impress audiences on tours in America and China. However, despite her fantastic memory and ability, the typewriter ultimately failed, supposedly after geopolitical tensions.
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