[TUHS] Anyone know what a LANTERN is

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 02:50:57 AEST 2017


On 7/30/17, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dumb question: is there any chance that just as BEL goes <beep>, perhaps
> LAMP illuminated a red warning light or similar?

BEL *did* ring a bell on the model 33 Teletype.  On the DEC VT52, it
sounded a buzzer that was sort of like an electronic raspberry.  On
the VT100, LA36, and other later terminals, it was the familiar feep
sound.

The character we're discussing here was named LANTERN, not LAMP, but
you may have something there regarding it turning on a light.  We'd
need to find an AT&T 4410 terminal, or someone who's used one, to be
sure.

-Paul W.


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