PLATO system / CDC mainframe / PLATO terminals
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Mon Jan 30 19:49:08 CST 2006
On 1/30/2006 at 6:21 PM Richard wrote:
>OK, now I know there are some mainframe freaks out there on this list
>:-), but I would be absolutely flabbergasted if someone had a working
>CDC mainframe running PLATO!
>However, I figure there is still a small chance that someone has a
>PLATO terminal? These were Z80-based, IIRC, had plasma screen
>displays at first, and later had raster displays. They were *heavy*
>and if I recall correctly they had a card cage on top of which sat the
>monitor. They also had a funky PLATO specific keyboard.
IIRC, there's still a Cyber down in Texas running the Plato software. At
least it was a few months ago. If
Are you certain that the earliest plasma versions used a Z80? It seems to
me that they preceded the Z80.
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