31284OT: was [midatlanticretro] Re: Centronics printer/IMSAI success
- Jun 14, 2013On 06/13/2013 11:21 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>,During the late 80's the company I worked for (Microcomm) built
> Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:
> > All --
> > I connected it to my serial/parallel converter, fired up CP/M and went "pip
> > lpt:=b:file.txt" and it worked! The old ribbon is mostly OK, with a minor
> > dead spot in it. The printer is slow, somewhat noisy (even with the new foam
> > padding), but it works, so I'm happy. Ahhh, the sound of dot-matrix
> > printingŠ
> Excellent! You just love that sound of random pins firing!
> Every year at the Pine Wood Derby, I ask the kids to be quiet for a moment as I start up
> the dot-matrix, then I ask them if they know that sound. They all say it's the printer,
> but I tell them it's a piece of history! :)J
news wire boards for dot matrix printers used in the new industry.
One nite while listen to NBC-NY News I could hear in the background
one of our printers priting away like mad (Okidata 82 slimline, yes I
knew the sounds of each type). And they way I knew was that the story
on the line was 3 bells. I don't recall the story but it was important.
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