Join 3,514 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


The TV Typewriter
February 28, 2005 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Typing...on a screen! Text (and cover image) of a 1973 issue of Radio-Electronics mag, showing a new fangled way of typing with a TV screen. I like how the mag is billed as "for MEN with ideas in electronics." Heh...
posted by braun_richard (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
The link won't work for me.
posted by SAC at 8:36 PM on February 28, 2005


It works for me (Safari/OS X)

On the one hand it is easy to look back on these 1973 people and be amused. On the other hand, they got a man to the moon four years earlier.

I wonder what that font was?
posted by vacapinta at 8:45 PM on February 28, 2005


SAC - you have to type like this
posted by yhbc at 8:46 PM on February 28, 2005


... to get in

Dang, left off that part.
posted by yhbc at 8:48 PM on February 28, 2005


Wow. I used to read Don Lancaster's every word. He was the open tech prophet of his day. His TTL Cookbook "changed my life" in that it made computers of the day click in my brain and put me on the course whereby I make my living. He was also a pretty weird hacker of capitalism. Sample: "The simplest solution to outrageously high medical insurance premiums is: Don't get sick."
posted by 3.2.3 at 10:05 PM on February 28, 2005


Wow. I remember seeing that very magazine on sale.

If you'll excuse me now, I need some Geritol before Matlock comes on. *groan*
posted by RavinDave at 10:18 PM on February 28, 2005


The byline was "By DON LANCASTER."

Hail the inventor of teh Internets!
posted by davy at 9:44 AM on March 1, 2005


His GuruGrams are great.
posted by f5seth at 10:01 AM on March 1, 2005


« Older [x] ok to transmit this posting into outer space...  |  Alice Williamson is bitterly r... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments