[Coco] CoCo Questions

Christopher Hawks chawks at dls.net
Thu Oct 26 09:14:39 EDT 2006

wdg3rd at comcast.net wrote:
> While there were 80-column interfaces available back in the day (though not from the Shack),
> it was easier to connect a terminal to the serial port.  Did that with both the DT-1 and DT-100 
> (both intended for Xenix systens) in my classroom at the RSCC in Los Angeles.  Hell, over the years
> I've hooked up lots of machines to color computers  (many of them other Tandy computers with 
> Z-80 or 68k processors but I always thought the 80186-based Tandy 2000 was the best terminal
> in history)-- though I guess I think some folks would think it criminal to use a Linux system
> on a 2+ GHz CPU (miniterm) as a terminal to an OS-9 box running at 900 KHz. (which I've done
> and will do again [insert madman laugh here, Vincent Price is good, Peter Lorre is better]).


	Do it all the time (Tho my Linux box is only 900Mhz and I prefer xc for 
a terminal).

Christopher R. Hawks
Any research done on how to efficiently use computers has been long lost
in the mad rush to upgrade systems to do things that aren't needed by
people who don't understand what they are really supposed to do with them.
	-- Graham Reed, in a.s.r.

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