Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at shiresoft.com
Thu Sep 6 11:28:53 CDT 2018

My biggest complaint with DEC terminals (and clones) that came after the VT100
(such as the VT220/VT320/etc) is that the terminals are nice and small but the
keyboards are *huge* (almost twice the width of the terminal itself).

I like having a keyboard that matches the size of the terminal and the VT100 is
along those lines.

It is also the same complaint that I have with IBM 3178/9 terminals (e.g. connect
to IBM 370 mainframes), where the terminal is relatively small but the keyboard is
significantly wider (being a derivative of the IBM PC/AT keyboard) and IMHO
would have been far better if IBM had left off the number pad.

TTFN - Guy

> On Sep 6, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> We didn't have a single VT100 in the house when we were running a VAX.
> C Itoh, CIT-220s in our case.   Nice terminals with 14" screens.
> Lots of VT100/VT220 clones were popular.  I did some programming for a
> specific VT220 clone from TAB products.
> --Chuck
> On 09/06/2018 09:03 AM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote:
>> I'm personally interested in an original because it's the physical standard
>> that a lot of imitations and emulations decided to implement. For similar
>> reasons, I have a LSI ADM-3A -- not because it's the best terminal ever,
>> but because it is so interwoven into the history of UNIX.
>> I personally seem to use a VT220 for most of my general hacking. It's nice
>> to have the current loop interface!

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