Oddball question: really small terminals

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Mon Oct 26 14:08:31 CDT 2015

On 10/25/2015 08:32 PM, william degnan wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2015 8:54 PM, "Jon Elson" <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:
>> On 10/25/2015 05:27 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
>>> 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!
>> No, mine did NOT have a pull-out or fold-down kbd, it was all one piece,
> like a micro-miniaturized ADM3 or similar terminal.  Possibly it WAS the
> same as the picture on the Wikipedia article, I couldn't tell the scale
> from that pic.
>> Jon
> Something like the iXO handheld terminal?
> http://vintagecomputer.net/iXO/iXO_telecomputing-system.jpg
No, it WAS a Minitel.  The Wikipedia picture gives nothing 
for scale, but there is a picture of one on a Google 
pictures collection that shows it on a desk with a regular 
keyboard and LCD screen, and you can see how small the thing 
really was.


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