Display-less computing

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 11:17:32 CST 2015

> Sometime later, maybe around 1971 they got some IBM 2741 terminals which
> were Selectric typewriters connected to an interface.  Later they got some
> IBM 2260's, which were Zenith 9" TV sets and a keyboard connected to an
> interface box in the machine room.  Very primitive, but very interactive,
> great for quick program editing and submission.

Were 2260s really Zenith products inside? I certainly could believe
it, judging from the tube lineup. Someday I would like to see one up
close and personal.

The 1800 actually did have a video option, and yes, you had to provide
your own cheap black and white TV.


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