[TUHS] NROFF & Model 37s

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 08:48:43 AEST 2018

rocky flats? Did you put a geiger counter near it :-)

On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:36 AM Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:

> Hopkins had a KSR37 that was our standard word processing output for a
> long time before the daisy wheel printers started showing up.
> It even had the "greek box" so when eqn or whatever wanted that, it just
> sent shift-in/shift-out (control-n, -o).     Years later I managed to pick
> up a surplus ASR37 from Rocky Flats.    I had it in my kitchen for years on
> a modem.    It was great fun to have one of the few terminals that nroff
> would send all those ESC-8/9 things for the vertical positioning without
> needing an output filter.    No greek box, though.   It also had a giant
> NEWLINE key and didn't need to have the nl mode turned on.   Amusingly the
> thing would sit there quiet until the modem was powered up and then DSR
> ready would bring it to life.    When CD came up an giant green PROCEED
> light illuminated above the keyboard.   The paper tape unit was a monster
> side car.   I never got around to programming the "here-is" drum.
> I think RS took it and left it behind someone's car at one as a practical
> joke.
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