Question about "Distributed" in the DFT name.

dwight dkelvey at
Mon Nov 18 12:14:51 CST 2019

An interesting article but he never mentioned cost. Using TV available components cut cost.

From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Grant Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: Question about "Distributed" in the DFT name.

On 11/18/19 10:37 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> odd message.. no body..


Operator error.  -  Multiple messages trying to start a new thread
instead of polluting another thread.

Let's try this again.

On 11/18/19 9:47 AM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote:
> I am no expert on the CUT or DFT protocols.

Does the "Distributed" in "Distributed Function Terminal" refer to /
mean the same thing as the "Distributed" in "Distributed Systems", which
are also known as "Open Systems"?

> first generation displays were very dumb, later generations were
> intelligent and could parse the data stream allowing the creation of
> multiple virtual displays along with graphics. these are the ones with
> a 25th status row


> Ken just wrote a blog post about this trying to defuse the nonsense on
> the web about the reason why terminals are 80 x 25

I read and enjoyed Ken's article last week.  I found it to be very

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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