Carlo Pisani carlojpisani at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 14:14:40 CDT 2018

> > cause it's the simplest, I guess
> The VT100 was quite complicated compared to contemporary terminals at the
> time of its introduction.

why do you say that?
a vt100 terminal requires only a text VDU (video display unit) with
hw-scrolling support, and a piece of software to support the VT100
protocol (escape-codes decoded into action for the VDU).

in fact, my Digital VT200 comes with an ASIC chip for the VDU, while
the software side runs on an Intel 8051 MPU that directly interfaces
the keyboard, the VDU, and the serial line

this doesn't look complex

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