The introduction, growth, and decline of the electronic typewriter and personal word processor industries are presented and analyzed. The report illustrates how intense competition and the growth of the computer industry were the main reasons for the demise of both industries. In addition to an examination of both industries, individual profiles of electronic typewriter and personal word processor manufacturers are studied. Finally, the report applies two theories of market evolution to further explain the demise of both typewriter industries.
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