[rescue] Printers (was: Memory usage (was Re: Needed: Older laptops))
sunrescue at marknmel.com
Thu Jul 5 08:15:53 CDT 2007
Scott Quinn wrote:
> We had wide-carriage printers and green bar paper in the terminal lab
> when I started in college, in 1997.
Heh - wide carriage printers. Esp. daisy wheel. They always make me
chuckle a bit. Circa 1994 I was given a surplus Canadian government
issue daisy wheel - IIRC it was a DEC Spinwriter. Huge heavy thing.
At this time - I was on the outs with my folks, but my younger brother
still lived at home, and had been bitten by the computer bug. I think
he was doing multinode BBS in Desqview, in 2 meg of RAM, from floppies
(poor high school student).
Knowing full well that he had lots of things to print, I manually
re-packed the ribbon cartridge (what a mess!), and left the printer with
him. It sounded like a Gatling gun in my parents bungalow. Heh!
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