REAL plug&play hardware

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Thu Jun 12 22:21:59 1997

Tim Shoppa wrote:
> I remember showing an undergraduate how it was possible to plug
> a modem into a terminal and dial up to a shell account. He was
> so amazed that the world had been easily fooled into thinking that you
> need a computer to access the Internet :-)

        How true. One of my first experiences with a modem was messing with a
non-Hayes compatible Racal-Vadic with a simple terminal, though I forget
just which terminal it was emulating. Now I occasionally do the
opposite of what you refer to above and hook my Atari ST up to my Amiga
3000 as a VT-100 terminal for shell processes!


Collector of Classic Computers:  Amiga 1000, Apple II+, Atari 800,
800XL, MegaST-2, XE System, Coleco Adam, Commodore 128D, 16, Plus/4,
VIC-20, IBM 5155, Kaypro 2X, Mattel Aquarius, Osbourne Executive,
Radofin Aquarius, TI-99/4A, Sinclair ZX-81, Timex-Sinclair 1000, TRS-80
Color Computer 3, Model 4, and Model 4P.  Also Odyssey2, Atari SuperPong
and Atari 2600VCS game consoles
Received on Thu Jun 12 1997 - 22:21:59 BST

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