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November 23, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

But that is just one of the fish merrily frying down there in Irvine, California: equal excitement is being generated by the prospect of 100m Japanese all busily Picking away at their keyboards to the tune of Dick’s music; Nippon Pick Systems, capitalised at about $150,000 is the successor to an office in Osaka of 18 months’ standing; at present it’s 100% owned by the US parent, but that is intended to change as local partners step forward to shoulder some of the burden and help with the missionary work – for Pick on both the current key personal computer standards – the AX Japanese language version of the AT that can handle Kata Kana, Kanji and Hira Gana as well as English, and can switch between them at the touch of a foot pedal, although the keys stay in Kata Kana and only the screen display is changed to protect the monoideogrammatic; and on the top-selling NEC PC-9801 series; oh and Japan isn’t the first foreign subsidiary – Pick UK Ltd came first.

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