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This was pulled from the carriage return article:

olivetti is the only typewriter company to accomodate the full width of the letter M.

Does it have any truth/relevance to this article? -- nae'blis 02:24, 28 August 2006 (UTC)


I'm interested in the 'utopian' approach by Olivetti (which is discussed a little more in the Adriano Olivetti article). Lately I've been reading a book about John Cage, the composer (The Roaring Silence, David Revill), and Revill talked about one of Cage's views on employment. The Olivetti company was referenced, "...Cage pointed to developments at the time such as those at the Olivetti company in Italy. There, he claimed, industrial accidents had been wiped out; staff were trained how best to use their leisure time, and retired at the age of forty-five". I was wondering if anyone could elaborate on this claim and if so, perhaps we should include it in the article? RSieradzki 08:42, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Removeal of computer info[edit]

Thanks for the recent cleanup. I don't understand why you removed the info on OMO and VNC, though. --Macrakis (talk) 14:15, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I kind of liked the product list too. Jason Quinn (talk) 20:51, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

the article fails to mention that Olivetti did make very sucessful 286 based PCs to rival IBMs AT at one stage One of there problems in my opionion was they tried to follow too many products at one time - I used to work fro Olivetti in the UK - first British Olivetti and then Olivetti systems and Networks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:53, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

They made 386 PCs too - I used to own two of them. I'm not sure if they were reliable or affordable, as I got them as a gift after someone else discarded them, but they existed. Very compact little systems, with a convenient lever you could pull on the back to open the case without screws. On the downside, the extremally small case required a custom-size power supply - a nightmare for finding spares. (talk) 10:26, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


Their new Olipad seems awfully similar to the ViewSonic G-Tablet (same case, same specs, same custom UI), except that the Olipad has 1 GB RAM instead of 512 MB. Any reliable source which clarifies whether this is a separate product with shared components or just a rebranded one (similar to AT&T sold rebranded Olivetti computers back in the 80's)? --MikeZ (talk) 18:25, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Malata is the real manufacturer of the tablet (SMB-A1002 model) and is the ODM also for ViewSonic G-Tablet and others. The specific model can be found here [1] and if you look at the specifications you can see that the 'client'(Olivetti or ViewSonic) was able to choose between 512MB or 1GB of RAM. --Arosio Stefano (talk) 11:44, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


As a 12-year employee of Olivetti, I can weep when I read this article. Is there no one capable of simply translating the Italian article and replacing this flimsy English article with the transalation. Such a great company deserves much better than what is here.Abenr (talk) 15:50, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


Arnad R&D department was sold to a swiss company in 2014. (talk) 13:48, 26 April 2016 (UTC)