Saw one...what is that? TI printing terminal Silent 700.

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 03:54:44 1998

Sam Ismail wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 1998 wrote:
> > Hey, is that really speaks bandot code? If so, that would be
> > perfect TDD! (That would be good backup for my main TTD.) Fax paper
> > roll is still obtainable anyway.
> I don't know. My guess is that it doesn't however, unless there is some
> select switch that I missed.
> > Does not this has video output connection at all?
> Nope. Strictly printed output.

Yep. When I was attending Foothill College in 78-79, about half the
terminals on campus were Silent 700s (15), along with 15 HP 2640As,
a DTC daisy-wheel terminal and a Tek 4014 (I think -- it's been a
long time and I didn't use the Tek much). Those in the library and
the main computer lab were connected to the HP 2000A at 300 bps,
while those (4 each HP and TI) in the room next to the room holding
the CPU blazed at 1200. (There was a GE Terminet 300 next to the
CPU as the console, and a Teletype 33 for punching paper tapes in
the machine room itself). I hated and avoided the TI printers as
best I could after the time I left my printouts on the dashboard of
my car and the background faded into the foreground. Besides, I
liked the off-line editing on the HP tubes -- did my first "word
processing" with that so I could print my papers on the DTC. An
advantage to being a tutor was that I had unlimited minutes on my
account and off-hours access to the lab.

The TIs and other terminals used external modems as I recall. And
ASCII was the only encoding I noticed, though I didn't investigate
in any depth.
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