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QMC Text Terminal from the Stern Hall Computer Science Lab


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The QMC Text Terminal was the best project that I worked on during my time at QMC, probably because so many people people worked on the project and because of the many spin-offs.

A new text-handling display system (the QMC text terminal) is described. Its main features are the ability to subdivide the screen into pages and a colour display. In this way, the user is able to consult a number of pages at one time, extract them, update them and file them. This represents a step towards the ‘electronic desk’. Abstract from QMC Text Terminal.


QMC Text Terminal 1 1978 QMC Text Terminal 5 1978 QMC Text Terminal 2 1978 QMC Text Terminal 3 1978
QMC Text Terminal 4 1978

These pictures were taken by Mik Lamming in 1978; I think that I have the originals. Note the various input devices: keyboard, joystick, mouse, extra keypad and cigarette lighter (on the left of the keyboard). The little white box on the far left housed the controls for the display processor; which together with the MUT were under the large Barco TV studio monitor.   You can click on any image to view it full size.

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Text Terminal Papers

Highly dynamic text display system

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PCs in Offices of the Future

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The Potential For Integrated Office Informations – to be included

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QMC Text Terminal from
the Stern Hall
Computer Science Lab