The First APL Teletype 
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 The First APL Teletype

This discussion about terminals of the seventies reminded me of the time
in the mid-seventies when I was given the first prototype APL terminal
from Teletype Corp. for evaluation. A representative of Teletype drove
with the terminal to Paoli, Pennsylvania from Skokie, Illinois. The
initial demonstration was going quite well until I turned on the paper
tape unit. I then noticed that the paper tape seemed to sometimes go
backwards. I pointed out this oddity to the representative who calmly
stated, "But how else are you going to get the overstrikes onto the paper


Sun, 16 Apr 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
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