stuff available, KY

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Mon Jul 30 11:11:40 CDT 2007

On 7/30/07, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-07-29 at 21:10 -0500, Jay West wrote:
> > I do have a strange looking monitor. It says CIT-101e.
> We used a pile of these back around 1984.  VT-100-type terminals,
> very rugged and much cheaper than the DEC VT-100s.  Good workhorses.
> I think the 101e has an amber screen phosphor, but it's been many
> years since I last used one.

You may very well have used an amber 101e, but, like the VT220 that
came out later, I think it was a customer-specifiable option.  My
recollection of our 101s and 101es from 1984 is that we had mostly
amber 101s, and mostly green 101es.  I still have a pile of them, but
I haven't used one in years (the most recent dumb terminals I've had
out were my Planar ELT320s... very nice, and tiny).

I agree, though; the C Itoh terminals were rugged and much cheaper (in
the day) than VT-100s.  They also all had the "Advanced Video Option"
(AVO), unlike a genuine VT-100 (vs a VT-101 or VT-102), thus 132
column mode wasn't half-height.  I think we did have a few real
VT-100s, but, obviously, we didn't use them for wide-screen work.


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