[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 03:42:09 GMT 2021


Grandfather of micro computers. Do you still have it? My Texas Instrument
terminal first came out in 1979.

On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 9:13 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:

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> From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
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> >I still have a Texas Instrument 770 Intelligent Terminal that once
> belonged
> >to the J.C. Penny store in Santa Cruz. They donated the thing to Cabrillo
> >College who didn't know what to do with it, so I took it off their hands.
> I
> >also have the dedicated modem. 300 or 600 baud rate. Very 1970's design.
>
> I got my first Imsai 8080 (except that I got a Z80 processor) and a
> Hazeltine 1500 dumb terminal in April 1975. Worked with cassette tapes
> and a ROM monitor for a number of years. Expanded with a DEC-Writer II
> printing terminal in September. A couple of years later, I moved to
> CPM-80 and a floppy disk drive.
>
> Harvey
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