More Cyberdecks should have CRTs instead of LCDs

Not quite a typewriter:

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8 Responses:

  1. nexxo says:

    Gloriously retro! :)

  2. CSL3 says:

    As someone who uses an actual typewriter (a brown 1960 Olympia SM4 which I bought in the Embarcadero 22 years ago), I love that the above is second typewriter-related piece I've seen this morning (even when the above specifically says "not quite a typewriter"). Thank you.

  3. Elusis says:

    I wrote a winning piece of theatre criticism on a "portable word processor" with something like the same form factor (though it lacked the snappy GUI and was instead the proper Green on Black) in late 1992/early 1993. Good times.

  4. marinsteve says:

    Reminds me of my Osborne 1 circa 1982. I hotrodded it with a ramdisk and everything

    • Big says:

      That's what I learned Z80 assembler on!

      And I built my own joystick to plug into the parallel port to use with the games I wrote. When I was about 14. I had a playable Pong in basic, and a working but not great version of Space Invaders in assembly that used the quarter-block characters to fake 160x48 chunky "pixels".

  5. asan102 says:

    That keyboard has a remarkably unpleasant typing sound for something I assume costs $400. But the deck is very cool

    • Baggypants says:

      I have a similar version of that keyboard with off brand Cherry Blues in it. It’s a bit loud but I don’t mind it. I think it was ~£40.

  6. TravisD says:

    Wow, we had one of those little TV's growing up. You could feed it a tonne of D-cell batteries and use it portable, which I recall doing once so I could take it down to the newly installed cable pedestal in our yard and investigate the recently installed in the neighborhood CableTV service. I don't recall if I could pick up anything or not that way...

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