• Subject: RE: Dumb terminals floppies?
  • From: "Kahn, David" <KAHN@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 23:15:08 +0500

Al,

That's interesting. Does it mean perhaps that the lifting mechanism was
not deemed good enough for the home market and was therefore dumped on
Europe? Or is that just my cynical nature? :-)

Dave Kahn, TCO, Kazakstan
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kahn@tengizchevroil.com   (to November 25)
dkahn@cix.compulink.co.uk (from November 26)


>-----Original Message-----
>From:  Al Barsa, Jr. [SMTP:barsa2@ibm.net]
>Sent:  Saturday, November 08, 1997 10:13 AM
>To:    MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>Subject:       Re: Dumb terminals floppies?
>
>At 10:36 PM 11/8/97 +0500, you wrote:
>>I should have asked this question about 3 years ago. I keep meaning to
>>but somehow I never got round to it until now.
>>
>>Has anyone ever seen a 3487 type dumb terminal that stayed where it was
>>put? I don't think I've ever been to an installation where these have
>>been working properly. The lifting mechanism usually seems to work,
>>though not in every case, but the tilting mechanism never does. If you
>>raise the screen to the correct working height there is a sad gentle
>>hissing sound as it rotates slowly backwards to point at the ceiling.
>
>In North America, most 3487s were sold without the lifting mechanism.
>
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