From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 11 2010 - 13:36:16 CST
Scríobh 11/11/2010 18:38, Frank da Cruz:
> Most people are not even old enough to know what I'm talking about; they
> came of age in a Microsoft world.
Make that "born into", rather than "came of age" in many instances,
Frank. After an informative and enjoyable seminar on the virtual library
in UCD today, I found myself describing with some enthusiasm living with
VT100s and the DEC-20 and exchanging text msgs with a friend who was
dodging scud missiles during the first Gulf War to an audience of one in
the form of a brilliant student who listened politely but without
comprehension (before it occurred to me I might be boring her and so
made my escape from a gathering from which I learned more than I had
brought to it today).
> ... In any case, DEC's
> influence is still felt to this day in that its terminal types (VT100, 220,
> 320...) are widely emulated on PCs and widely supported by hosts (e.g. in
> Unix termcaps/terminfos). To the extent that the emulation is true, Windows
> code pages will break it every time.
Although that is hard to believe, since you have always spoken only the
truth in full measure of helpfulness down all the years, I do believe you!
Ádh mór ort (Good luck),
> - Frank
-- Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991) 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org *
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