[TUHS] OK, no more 80 cols please

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Nov 12 14:00:24 AEST 2017


On Sat, 11 Nov 2017, Steve Nickolas wrote:

> I would kill for a semi-modern terminal in an ADM3a/5 type chassis. 
> Something about the late 70s pastel googie BakeLite look I just dig.

Seeing as we're talking about old Unix-y terminals, the ADM-3a was 
certainly one of my favourites; there was something about the keyboard 
layout that just screamed out "Unix".  Was it the unshifted "=" key?  The 
unshifted "[]" keys?  Can't remember now, but C programming was a breeze 
with it.

Another favourite was the Teleray 1061, with user-programmable function 
keys; yes, we were dumb enough to store our username/password there...

The *worst* terminal I've ever had to use was the VT-220 and its clones; I 
was always having to hunt'n'peck for common keys.  I still loathe it.

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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