CX laser printers (Was: Sun3 valuations?

Toby Thain toby at
Mon Jan 22 17:44:05 CST 2018

On 2018-01-22 6:06 PM, Steven M Jones via cctalk wrote:
> On 01/22/2018 11:14, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> For a brief while, the LaserWriter was the fastest, most powerful
>> computer in Apple's limeup.  If you are crazy enough, You can
>> communicate directly with it and program in Postscript (similar to Forth)
> Heck, it was faster than the Macs, PCs, and the VAX-11/750 we had! At
> least for one storage-free job at a time.
> A few of my fellow students (hello D Fischer) who fiddled with
> Postscript would download jobs to compute and print fractals that would
> run overnight on the printer... and much of the following day, in some
> cases.

Assuming you didn't fill the heap. Garbage collection wasn't implemented
during a job. :)


> --S.

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