VT52s, VT61s lots of DEC and DG keyboards- return trip through Maine, MA, NY, PA, OH, IN to IL

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Wed Oct 14 09:00:15 CDT 2015

> On Oct 13, 2015, at 11:27 PM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
>>> ...
> Yes, I had a bunch of Versatec 1200A's with the Tektronix hard copy feature.  the Versatec was the greatest graphics printer until laser printers came out, then they became instant boat anchors.  Here's the process.
> ...  And, with the Tek hardcopy board, it could hardcopy a Tek storage tube terminal in less than 30 seconds.

Ok, but for screen hardcopy, the question is how the image on the screen is read out so it can be fed to the printer.  For the Tek storage tube case, that presumably is done by scanning the screen with the beam, which will produce the stored image in the same way as a TV camera tube works.  But how would you do that in a plasma panel?


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