State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sun Apr 5 13:02:40 CDT 2020

> On Apr 5, 2020, at 1:27 PM, Lars Brinkhoff via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> Chris Zach wrote:
>> That's problematic. And now that I said I know COBOL81, I could find
>> myself kidnapped by NJ Govt agents and chained to a VT05 terminal.
>> No, no, not 12 lines per screen! HELP!!!!
> Am I wrong in understanding the VT05 was 20 lines, and the VT50 12
> lines?

Correct.  The VT05 has 72 columns rather than 80.  And it requires fill after line feed at higher speeds so the scroll can finish before the next character. 


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