It's Terminal Week on RetroBattlestationst
paulkoning at comcast.net
Tue Aug 30 09:18:44 CDT 2016
> On Aug 30, 2016, at 10:06 AM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at fozztexx.com> wrote:
> It's Terminal Week on RetroBattlestations!
> This week is about those devices that you connect to a computer so that you can read output and provide input through a keyboard. The oldest terminals used paper for the display, and in the mid '70s the "glass TTY" became much more common. In the early days terminals had very little smarts in them. Some were electro-mechanical, later they had some circuitry, and by the late '70s almost all were using microprocessors inside. In fact if it weren't for a terminal company, Intel wouldn't have designed the 8008 microprocessor, the grandfather of the x86!
Interesting. I thought it started with the 4004, which was created as the engine of a desktop calculator.
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