[tpm] [u-u] Return to the past. Re: Alarming Development
legrady at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 16:14:43 PDT 2008
I do remember a Cosmac VIP (RCA 1802 ... I think it had PDP op code )
single board thing I had around 1979, where I entered machine language
programs into all 256 bytes of memory one hex digit at a time. I used
it to create some "computer graphics" which we used at VideoCabaret in
our production of "1984"
On 15-Oct-08, at 12:04 PM, Alex Beamish wrote:
> Here's a page with a photo of a Lear Siegler ADM-3A:
> I used one of those on my Co-op jobs and first graduate job. The
> terminal opened up from the front, and inside was a massive (18" by
> 12") PCB with perhaps a hundred IC DIPs. 25 lines, 80 columns, and
> bloody heavy.
> Numeric keypad? Nope. Alt key? Nope.
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Fulko Hew <fulko.hew at gmail.com>
>> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:20 PM, Toby Thain
>> <toby at telegraphics.com.au>
>>>> Seriously there's been no "Return" key
>>>> since terminals stopped having carriages.
>>> Macs have always had a Return key, and so did many glass TTYs,
>>> the Televideo models that I once used:
>> Gosh... I remember those things, and Lear Siegler too...
>> You had a return key!!! ... I had to use Control M and Control J...
>> You had Control M and Control J, I had to use Baudot, they didn't
>> have a
>> control key...
>> But at least Baudot had a shift key...
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