Dumb terminals and many sessions (was Re: VAXen and minimal memory)

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 14:24:20 CST 2016

> I have no doubts that was true when selling systems, but I remember
> seeing the paperwork from when we were growing, so 10 new employees
> meant 10 new terminals (and sometimes one more CS21)...

Oh yes, when you are cornered, they know when to strike!

While DEC (or IBM or HP or...) probably made little or no money on the
terminals bundled with systems, they could sure make it up later. BIG


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