Oddball question: really small terminals

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:27:28 CDT 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 4:29 AM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
> On 10/24/2015 08:54 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
>> For reasons too abstruse to explain in detail I'm on the lookout for
>> terminals that are, physically, really small - especially serial and
>> coax 3270, and possibly twinax 5250.
> I had a thing that was apparently used in France and maybe Canada for
> telephone directory lookup and similar uses.  I believe it was called a
> Minitel.  It had a TINY CRT screen, maybe 5 x 7".  It used a standard 40-pin
> microprocessor and other standard parts.  I junked mine because it would
> randomly reset every minute or so, and I didn't really have a use for it.  I
> think mine was smaller than the one in the Wikipedia article, but it did
> look similar to that. There are some on eBay, but they are all from France
> and Belgium. Interface was pure serial RS-232.

A pull-out keyboard in the base? I have one too. Would be perfect if
it worked, and I had half a dozen of them!


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