Daisywhell typewriter emulating a TTY
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Apr 10 11:56:22 CDT 2019
>>> 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.
On Wed, 10 Apr 2019, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote:
> 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.
My first computer printer was a DTC-300. Diablo HyType 1 KSR.
Given to me by a friend who I gave a car to.
I created the manuscript for my Honda book on it.
TRS80 model 1 with "Electric Pencil"
I printed out drafts as 80 columns on 15" paper. Centered and double
spaced for the editor, flush left for the illustator, who loved having
a big chunk of space alongside to doodle in. Used to be able to get wide
paper with both edge tear-offs, AND a tear-off to reduce to 8.5x11.
One time, I got FOUR of them at John Craig's Computer Swap America.
Bringing them home in a Honda Civic was "interesting". Always have a
couple of skeins of rope in the trunk.
Getting rid of them when I closed my office in 2001 was "interesting".
But, a really great guy rescued me, and took truckloads of computer stuff
that nobody else would. Thank you, Sellam!
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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