Set the Wayback Terminal

There are a few of my readers who will look at this and say oh my god yes I remember that and the rest of you are too young or not geeky enough. But this is hysterical. A terminal emulator for OSX that acts like one of those old wyse terminals. I just downloaded this, […]

There are a few of my readers who will look at this and say oh my god yes I remember that and the rest of you are too young or not geeky enough.

But this is hysterical. A terminal emulator for OSX that acts like one of those old wyse terminals. I just downloaded this, and started having flashbacks to days in the computer lab (writing porn on flickering green terminals just like this).


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(Cory just put this up on BoingBoing – Hey Cory, it’s Karl Elvis not Karl! — Props to Samsarra for finding this)

4 thoughts on “Set the Wayback Terminal”

  1. Egads. My extreme youth haunting me. Computers in the classroom in the 4th grade… When the teacher looked like Goofy and they tried to make me love Ethan Frome. AAAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH…..
    Ok.
    That’s really cool 🙂

  2. The first time I ever used a terminal program of any sort, it was on a teletype-style machine in my high school. Not even sure what to call it, really. It was basically a networked typewriter, running at about 300 baud or so. It was ostensibly for doing reserach on colleges and whatnot, but mostly we used it to play Scott Adams-style adventure games and Hunt the Wumpus (press a key for the direction in which you want to move, press Enter, and then the printer head would draw the entire screen again….). Even chatted up some girls on the thing (turned out they were not girls, but Women. Older women. And here I was all of 14 or so). I must have gone through about a mile or two of rolled paper using that thing.

  3. Ah, takes me back to my one and only computer class (I know it shows) when we made Snoopy pictures off of a Digital PDP11 – – the most advanced computer in the Chicago School District, I may add.

    I think it still is in use and still the most advanced computer they have.

    Punch cards anyone?

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