[TUHS] 80 columns

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Thu Nov 9 09:29:38 AEST 2017


> I do recall 80 column monitors, but I started on 132 column decwriter
> IIs and hence have never had sympathy for 80 columns. It's weird that so

Interesting.  I wonder if that's where the 132 column (alternative)
standard came from. 

No. IBM's printers were 132 columns even before stored-program
computers.


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