blogpost: Tektronix terminals and Apollo DN10000

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Thu May 1 12:21:12 CDT 2008


On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
>
>  In article <51ea77730804302101j8e14000j1fb2bc442f007809 at mail.gmail.com>,
>
>
>     "Jason T" <silent700 at gmail.com>  writes:
>
>  > On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:30 PM, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
>  > > <http://blogs.xmission.com/legalize/2008/04/30/tektronix-4010-4051-and-4114
>  -and-apollo-dn10000-join-the-collection/>
>  > >
>  >
>  > Cool!  Love the crosshair cursor and inconvenient roller system to
>  > control it.  No mouse back then!
>
>  The mouse was invented, but AFAIK Tektronix didn't start offering
>  products with mice until the mid-to-late 80s?  They did offer a
>  joystick accessory for the 4051, which looks like the weirdest
>  joystick I've ever seen.
>

I think we have one of those joystick things here at the office. A
huge base with a big ball part on top, and a tiny little stick coming
out of that? And some sort of funky card connector on the end of the
cable?

John
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