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Teletype Technology

The teletype machine fundamentally changed the manner in which information was distributed. The "mechanical monsters" provided a degree of automation which led to higher traffic volumes, store and forward relay centres, automatic routing and on-line security.
50 years of Teletype Technology

While the hardware has changed greatly over time, the concept of digital representation of text can still be found in today's "Electronic Mail" systems.