Daisywhell typewriter emulating a TTY
couryhouse at aol.com
Wed Apr 10 11:24:48 CDT 2019
I remember in '79 a KSR Diablo was the dream KSR printing terminal and cost like 3 grand? Oh how we used to dream of having one of these back then!
We do have one in the museum's collection... although have not attempted to power up to use.
In a message dated 4/10/2019 8:40:58 AM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
On 4/10/19 8:16 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> On 04/10/2019 03:38 AM, GerardCJAT via cctalk wrote:
>> I would like to emulate a TTY, using a daisywheel typewriter.
> Well, there are Qume and Diablo. Diablo was bought by Xerox, so some of
> them carry that label.
> Most of the stand-alone versions had serial (RS-232) ASCII interface.
I've given a couple of the Diablo KSRs (that's what the Hitypes with the
keyboard were known as). I didn't care for them much--no immediacy of
sound and keypress--the two seem unrelated.
Daisywheel printers are incredibly difficult to get rid of--nobody wants
to pay shipping. I got rid of the last one by throwing in a complete
system with it. Still have a NEC Spinwriter mouldering away.
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