The letters were on a small ball instead of keys, which would moved along horizontally on your paper while you typed. You could exchange the ball for other fontballs. It had a built-in correction tape, so when you made a mistake you could go back and retype that letter, it would be magically removed, and then you could retype the correct letter. It made life so easy.
And in those days we used appointment books and Rolodexes. And we used to make coffee for the boss and dial the phone numbers for him so we could announce him and connect him to his party and he would not have to talk to another assistant - there were a few power-struggles between the assistants depending on the ego of their bosses - like who would connect first - Fun Times! (I still have a few grudges and don't get me started on one of my bosses..)
The paper size of the personal Filofax is 3 3/4" x 6 3/4" and just right for me. It is small enough to fit into my purse and the letters are still large enough for my eyesight. Yes, I wear reading-glasses but real small fonts bother me.
Price $29 - can't complain
The outside has a leather feel and the navy color is a very pretty darkblue
I love the inside velvet feel of the cream colored material.
The left inside flap has 5 slots for cards and the right inside flap has a large slot.
It comes with a plastic pocket and the standard diary fills
I was sceptical about the rubber band that functions as a closure but I think that is a great solution and it seems sturdy enough to hold a lot of paper. You can always slip a note under the band on the outside of your planner for fast retrieval.
The penholder is made of the same velvety cream material and is not elastic. My favorite pens are a bit on the bulky side, especially as many pens today have a rubber grip and this does not slide easily through the holder.
Otherwise I do not have any complaints.
To be continued...... Organizing my planner.....