Daisywhell typewriter emulating a TTY

ED SHARPE couryhouse at aol.com
Wed Apr 10 11:24:48 CDT 2019

I  remember  in '79   a  KSR  Diablo  was   the  dream  KSR  printing  terminal  and   cost  like   3  grand? Oh  how  we  used  to  dream of having one of these  back then!

We  do have  one in the museum's  collection...  although   have not attempted to power up  to use.

In a message dated 4/10/2019 8:40:58 AM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
On 4/10/19 8:16 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> On 04/10/2019 03:38 AM, GerardCJAT via cctalk wrote:
>> I would like to emulate a TTY, using a daisywheel typewriter.
> Well, there are Qume and Diablo.  Diablo was bought by Xerox, so some of
> them carry that label.
> Most of the stand-alone versions had serial (RS-232) ASCII interface.

I've given a couple of the Diablo KSRs (that's what the Hitypes with the
keyboard were known as).  I didn't care for them much--no immediacy of
sound and keypress--the two seem unrelated.

Daisywheel printers are incredibly difficult to get rid of--nobody wants
to pay shipping.  I got rid of the last one by throwing in a complete
system with it.  Still have a NEC Spinwriter mouldering away.


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