plato terminals

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Mar 20 01:10:24 2001

--- "Gregory R. Travis" <> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Tom Uban wrote:
> > Does anyone know where I might still find a Plato terminal of the UIUC
> > 512x512 plasma display variety (not the later CDC implementation)?

I think I used one of these briefly on a visit to Purdue around 1978.
> IIRC, the CDC non-microfiche version of the terminal (which included
> a touch-screen) appeared around 1979.

Those are the ones that I remember using at OSU at the same timeframe. My
most frustrating memory is trying to explore some kind of dungeon and
finding it cleaned out of monsters and treasures. My favorite memory was
using the touch screen to "assemble" lab equipment for a virtual experiment
distilling water.

Sorry I can't help locate any of this hardware. It wasn't as common as other
technologies, IIRC. I know I spent more time on a DECwriter II playing games
with some remote RSTS system than I ever did on Plato.


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