IBM 3279 Terminal

jim s jwstephens at
Sun Sep 23 09:29:12 CDT 2007

Paul Heller wrote:

> I just acquired an old IBM 3279 mainframe terminal. I used one of  
> these back in the early '80s. Anyone know of any kits or technology  
> or techniques to hook this up to something useful (perhaps an RS-232  
> or S100 interface or PCI interface) or is this just a boat anchor (I  
> don't happen to have an old IBM mainframe handy)?
> Paul
with a 3174 - 63 which is the controller, with a token ring, or one of 
the models with an etherenet you can hook them to a hercules emulated 
mainframe.  which you do have as handy as a laptop.


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