Votrax Type N Talk or PSS, Intextalker, Microvox

Tony Aiuto tony.aiuto at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 08:37:14 CST 2020

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 7:05 AM Jules Richardson via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> On 12/1/20 7:28 PM, Tony Aiuto via cctalk wrote:
> > Oh.. That brings back memories. We had a Votrax with a serial interface
> in
> > the computer room.
> > I configured it as a printer so I could yell into the room..
> >
> > echo Hey Alan. Look at the console and change the tape to the one
> requested
> > | lpr -Pvotrax
> That's actually... useful. I've never really known what people did with
> them, beyond the occasional little bit of amusement.

There was certainly amusement too. We would hide the box in one of the
and have it play things to noob users who were in the room alone.

I've got a serial-interfaced one based around an RCA 1802 which I last had
> hooked up to an Apple II a few years ago, but it's one of those "cool to
> have" things rather than really serving any purpose.

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