Vintage terminals (was Re: PDP-11 available in New Zealand)
sethm at mac.com
Thu Mar 8 17:52:01 CST 2007
On Mar 8, 2007, at 1:24 PM, David Griffith wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> On 3/8/07, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>>> On Mar 8, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Richard wrote:
>>>> If you do and don't want the VT52, I'll buy it :)
>>> You're just a terminal-obsessed freak, and you know it! ;)
>> For stuff of the era, the VT-52 is a very handy terminal. I don't
>> recall my results with a VT100 or CiTOH-101 (clone), but I was *not*
>> able to use the VTEDIT macro under OS/8 with a VT220 in VT52
>> mode. The emulation just wasn't good enough. I suppose one could
>> find an open-source terminal program and ensure the VT-52 emulation
>> was up to snuff, but for a plug-it-in-and-get-to-work solution, for
>> pre-VT52 software, I recommend a real VT52.
> Where can you get real VT52s nowadays? I haven't seen one on Ebay
> for at
> least three years.
I'd love to know myself. I've wanted one for *years*, but I've never
Hell, I can't even find VT100s anymore. About ten years ago you
couldn't walk down the street without tripping over VT100s.
Santa Clara, CA, USA
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