Keyboard junkies and hackers from the literal Triassic :)

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Mon Jun 22 01:11:56 PDT 2020

For those who enjoy a little reminiscence of bygone digital eras, the Triassic is worthy of investigation.

If you missed it before now, wonder at the magnitude of a simpler yet still blazing era:

   export TERM=aaa-60

      .. This is an Ann Arbor Ambassador 60, manufactured in 1982 or 1983. It is a terminal. You probably think that word means "a GUI window that runs a command line shell in it". You think this thing must be a computer because it looks like what computers used to look like. But it is not a computer, it is a peripheral. This object consists of a keyboard, a serial port, and a CRT screen, and that's about it. ...

Found on Xah Lee's glorious cite:

   Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 Terminal

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