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The Data Recall Diamond One was a word processing typewriter, designed and built by Data Recall Ltd at Dorking, Surrey, England in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The machine drove a Qume printer via a serial interface at 35–55 characters per second, and used an 8-inch floppy disc drive capable of holding 250,000 characters. It was user programmable. Later models included the Diamond III, the Diamond Five (a.k.a. Diamond V), and the Diamond 7.[1]

One of the names suggested for the Amstrad PCW was the Zircon, on the grounds that zircon was "a Diamond substitute". This name was rejected.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Arthur H. Phillips (1980). Handbook of Computer-aided Composition. M. Dekker. p. 146. ISBN 0824769635.  
  2. ^ Gordon Laing (2004). Digital Retro. The Ilex Press Ltd. ISBN 1904705391.  

Further reading

  • "Data Recall". The Seybold Report on Office Systems. 5–6. Seybold Publications. 1982–1983.  
  • The Planner. 67–68. Royal Town Planning Institute. 1981–1982. p. 170.  


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