HP TSB card

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Mon Feb 14 20:54:28 2005

> http://www.classiccmp.org/jwest/card/

I think the other HP BASIC mark sense card on Doug Jones' site is for
a standalone batch oriented (non-timesharing) system that ran on the
2116. I vaguely recall hearing that our school district had previously
replaced such a batch system with the HP 2000C TSB system that I used.

The story as I heard it was that they started with a single mark-sense
reader at the central site, so the card decks were physically sent there,
and the listings sent back, then they put mark-sense readers and modems
at the individual schools, but the listings still were sent back. So
TSB using ASR33 teletypes in the schools was a huge advance.

Received on Mon Feb 14 2005 - 20:54:28 GMT

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