DEC VT100 Terminal

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The glorious VT 100, introduced in 1978.

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DEC VT100 terminal. 〔photo by Jason Scott flickr ©2776×2464

It's got 80×24 characters screen.

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DEC vt100 keyboard layout. Source: VT100 User Guide, Digital Equipment Corporation, EK-VT100-UG-001 (1978).

Interesting features of the keyboard:

[see Practical Emacs Tutorial]

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DEC VT100 terminal. 〔photo by Jason Scott flickr ©5616×3744
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DEC VT102 terminal.
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DEC VT101 terminal. image source 2232×1868

[see GNU Emacs and XEmacs Schism]

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