TV Typewriters (was: Word processor...)

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sat Aug 30 10:13:01 2003

Quothe Tothwolf, from writings of Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 10:58:18PM -0500:
> That being said, would the IBM Displaywriter be considered a computer, a
> word processor, or both?

Surely it can be classified as a TV typewriter (refer to THND for more
info.). Also, it seems that the the overwhelming opinion on this
group, some time ago, with regards to computers, digital and analog,
in newfangled cars, was that such devices were indeed computers. So,
since the word processor contains a computer, then the computer part
of it is surely a computer. ...sort of like a rack (or racks) full of
peripherals, plus a computer (e.g., a PDP-11/44), is often referred to
by some as a computer. Just my two cents worth.

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