Daisywhell typewriter emulating a TTY

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Apr 10 11:56:22 CDT 2019

>>> 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.

On Wed, 10 Apr 2019, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote:
> 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.

My first computer printer was a DTC-300.  Diablo HyType 1 KSR.
Non-detachable stand.
Given to me by a friend who I gave a car to.
I created the manuscript for my Honda book on it.
TRS80 model 1 with "Electric Pencil"
I printed out drafts as 80 columns on 15" paper.  Centered and double 
spaced for the editor, flush left for the illustator, who loved having 
a big chunk of space alongside to doodle in.  Used to be able to get wide 
paper with both edge tear-offs, AND a tear-off to reduce to 8.5x11.

One time, I got FOUR of them at John Craig's Computer Swap America. 
Bringing them home in a Honda Civic was "interesting".  Always have a 
couple of skeins of rope in the trunk.

Getting rid of them when I closed my office in 2001 was "interesting".
But, a really great guy rescued me, and took truckloads of computer stuff 
that nobody else would.   Thank you, Sellam!

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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