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Offline SimonW

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A teleprinter Christmas greeting
« on: December 21, 2010, 06:10:14 PM »


Merry Christmas

Back in the '60s I worked in telecoms and we used to create pictures like this to send on teleprinter machines.

I tried to post one here, but it requires a non-proportional font and I can't see how to define a font on this system. So to see it properly, copy-paste it into Notepad or similar, select all and set the font to Courier, and turn off wordwrap.

Simon





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Simon Warren
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Re: A teleprinter Christmas greeting
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 10:12:02 PM »
very nice - remember doing it with an ICL1900 - but we had to program it all with hand coded punch cards...

A lost art form  :(

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Re: A teleprinter Christmas greeting
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 11:35:00 PM »
very nice - remember doing it with an ICL1900 - but we had to program it all with hand coded punch cards...

A lost art form  :(

Someone else who used a ICL mainframe!  :) We used ours for litigation and it was called system 10. It was connected to one of their printer, and this printer only started working each morning if you gave it a kick!  :o

This used to be an artform with dot matrix printers and was quite popular in the eighties.  ;D

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Re: A teleprinter Christmas greeting
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 04:53:52 PM »
very nice - remember doing it with an ICL1900 - but we had to program it all with hand coded punch cards...

A lost art form  :(

Ooohhh, ICL 1900 and punch cards, I was going to say what fond memories but I’m not sure.  I can remember the excitement when we got the 2900.  I can also remember the stress when we had a head crash on one of the disk drives – such fun  :uglystupid2:
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Re: A teleprinter Christmas greeting
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 06:37:09 PM »
Awesome! I haven't seen one of those in ages. :)
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