Followup: Hazeltine "Computer"

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Mon Dec 11 10:54:27 CST 2006


In article <457D7FEB.1060902 at srv.net>,
    Kevin Handy <kth at srv.net>  writes:

> It may be that the customer used, at one time, a computer
> with a Hazeltime terminal. Not being a "real" computer
> literate person, that is what he called the computer.

When questioned, the poster insisted it was a computer and not a
terminal.  Since he didn't post a close-up picture of the connectors,
its hard to say.  He swears he remembers connecting disk drives to the
Hazeltine.

As others pointed out, once you get a microprocessor based terminal
you're only a storage system away from a microcomputer.  Hell, the
ZX81 feels like this -- it has just enough CPU power to keep the
screen refreshed.  When you made the CPU work harder, the refresh
suffered.
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