mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 6 23:54:03 CST 2007
On Dec 6, 2007, at 4:22 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
>> I'm also curious about what processor it's built around, if you
>> don't mind checking.
> Why does it have to have a processor at all? A number of the older
> terminals, both 'glass TTYs' and those with some limited control code
> response, like cursor positioning, were built from simple TTL (etc)
> chips. Sometimes the artchitecture was something like a processor (DEC
> VT5x, for example), sometimes it was just random logic.
Of course it doesn't *need* to have a processor in the traditional
sense...I was just assuming that it would, as I was guessing it wasn't
much older than 1420 I had years ago. I could certainly be wrong.
Port Charlotte, FL
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