The Dumb Terminal lets you put it all together. (Apr, 1978)
The Dumb Terminal lets you put it all together.
With the new, lower-priced Dumb Terminal™ Kit, that is. Pick one up and escape, once and for all, the headaches of scavenged teletypes and jury-rigged TV sets. With just a little time and aptitude, you can have a live and working Dumb Terminal right in your own home, garage, or business One that lets you get it all out of your system — or into it.
Forget the cheap imitations, with their overblown price tags and interminable lists of options. With the Kit, you can build yourself the same, old basic Dumb Terminal that’s been selling over 1500 units a month. With basic, sensible features like a bright 12″ diagonal screen. Fifty-nine data entry keys. 1920 characters displayed in 24 rows of 80 letters. Plus 33 positive action switches that let you activate functions like 1 of 11 different baud rates, an RS232C interface, or a 20mA current-loop. And more Not bad for Dumb All you need, besides the Kit, is some initiative, and a few basic tools — a good soldering iron, wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, and one or two trusty screwdrivers. The Dumb Terminal Kit provides you with everything else. Including an attractive cabinet, CRT screen, keyboard, PC board, and all essential electronic components. Naturally, you also get illustrated, step-by-step assembly instructions, not to mention an easy-to-understand operator’s manual.
So, if you’d like more input on the Dumb Terminal Kit, just fill out the coupon and we’ll send you complete, free information.
Oh, and by the way, just by sending in the coupon, you will be made a charter member of the Dumb Terminal Fan Club. A select organization that will send you your own nifty Dumb Terminal Fan Club Kit, containing: an official certificate of membership; an autographed photo of the Dumb Terminal himself, and a bona fide membership card to prove irrefutably you’re “One of Us” (Sorry, limit one kit per person.) And, if you include a trifling $6.00, you can have your very own Dumb Terminal T-shirt. (No limit at all on these.) Simply mail the coupon and get the whole assortment. And find out why members of the numb Terminal Fan Club are some of the smartest people around.