would like to find blue dg et head looking terminal to go with small eclipse
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Tue Sep 22 11:32:06 CDT 2015
From: Jay West
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:08 PM
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Subject: RE: would like to find blue dg et head looking terminal to go with
Jay Jaeger wrote...
??? What do you mean by "blue dg et head looking terminal" ???
I'd bet that he's referring to the Data General Dasher D200 terminal.
I have one:
But perhaps a better picture:
The D200 isn't always on ebay, but usually they show up mildly frequently
there and seem to go around $200 to $250.
There was another common terminal on eclipse systems. I'm not sure if it was
in the Dasher series, but I believe it was called a "5821". I have one of
these as well.
Lastly, a common combination system console (terminal)/printer that is VERY
cool looking was the Dasher TP1 and TP2. Mine is a TP1.
Cool pictures Jay!
I have two Dasher 200 terminals, sure would love to get that "5821",
if that is the "name" of it.
I also have that TP1, but it is probably called differently. I am not (yet)
familiar with all the DG things and names. The one that I have does not
have the keyboard. Instead is a solid blue metal plate. Perhaps the
keyboard was an option.
BTW, I heard that in the pedestal (right side) is a microNova (?) as
the printer controller!
<note-myself>Should start working on a web page</note-myself>
The DG chaps left DIGITAL, and was called a "black day" in the history
of |D|I|G|I|T|A|L|. Thy guys that left were not happy as things went,
because their design was scrapped in favor of another design.
It is a pity that DG did not copy the way that DEC makes inter-module
and peripheral connections. DEC uses connectors for everything, DG
uses connectors at best, but most of the time cables are soldered!
Great from a reliability point of view, but a nightmare if you want to
swap a box, for example the 8" floppy drive, or a communications
line expansion box :-(
Anyway, DG also made nice stuff that looked great even when the
power was off :-)
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