Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141215)
rrissell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 18:15:31 CST 2014
The hammers pushed from the back of the paper, push in it into a sheet
ribbon and then into the rotating type drum.
On Dec 15, 2014 6:43 PM, "Dave G4UGM" <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Where I worked the un-even text was referred to as "Dancing Text" .....
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Doug
> > Ingraham
> > Sent: 15 December 2014 21:08
> > To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141215)
> > OK, so somewhat weekly questions.
> > Back in the days of high speed line printers there was a characteristic
> of drum
> > style printers that made the output print style quite distinct. What
> was this
> > characteristic?
> > I don't miss the noise of those devices and it seemed like no matter how
> > careful you were when changing the ribbon you would smudge your hands.
> > Doug Ingraham
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