Newspaper layout/typsetting (was Re: new gifts)

From: Merle K. Peirce <>
Date: Wed Apr 16 08:19:00 2003

The name began with a C, and used a light beige band on the top of the
11's. The terminals were a mix of VT100's and Maxdata? maybe from
Bohemia, NY. Does that ring bells. There were also a couple of
Autologic machines that looked derelict.

On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Steve Jones wrote:

> > They also seem to bear the name of an aftermarket supplier -
> > Systems Industries?- and some sort of system name, which I cannot
> > remember, but suggests typesetting.
> May be the Atex (?) system, which I understand was very popular and
> is still hanging on in some corners.
> I've got some pictures around here somewhere from one datacenter of
> a major metro New York area newspaper showing racks of what I believe
> are rebadged pdp-11/x4's (they look recent, so maybe /84, /94, or one
> of the goosed third party CPUs) dedicated to running Atex terminals
> in newsrooms.
> The systems are using some reasonably modern storage system - might
> even be 3.5" form factor. But I wasn't in a position to inspect any-
> thing too closely.
> If I run across the snapshots I'll scan them and put them up
> somewhere for grins.
> --Steve.

M. K. Peirce

Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
Shady Lea, Rhode Island

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