Editor religious wars (was Re: Museums)
jbmcb1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 09:58:15 CST 2010
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/26/10, Jason McBrien <jbmcb1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > VT100 vs 3270
> That's just a subset of DEC vs IBM,
In college we had both - an Amdahl with 5250's on local controllers, and
VT220's connected to various smaller VAXen (and some UNIX terminal servers).
There was much debate as to which was the superior setup. Interactive vs.
session didn't really enter into it - as far as most users were concerned it
was like using two different applications, the terminals just behaved
somewhat differently. Now as far as screen color, keyboard layout, keyboard
action, responsiveness, size, even the whine of the flyback transformers,
people had widely varying opinions. Verging into the realm of
religious-scale throwdowns? Usually no, but in the support department you'd
hear professors raised on VT100's complaining loudly over how clunky the
5250's were to work with when they had to use SPSS on one, and vice-versa
when someone had to use Maple on a VAX.
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