What did computers without screens do?
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Tue Dec 15 23:13:25 CST 2015
> What would you do with a home no screen computer?
Depends on what counts as a "screen". If any visible output counts,
there isn't much - but I suspect you don't want to go that far.
You can connect to it from other computers. I have six machines
running right now with no screens on them (though four of them have the
host-side hardware for a screen).
You can talk to it with a terminal. If a video-display terminal counts
as a screen, use a printing terminal.
You can use whatever output it _does_ have. I had (I've since passed
it along to someone who appreciated it more than I did) a PDP-8/f. It
had a row of lights which functioned as an output device. Another
machine I used in the past had a small LED display, something like one
line of twenty characters (though that may count as a screen).
I'm sure I've missed some options....
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