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Re: translating numpad keys in linux terminal


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: translating numpad keys in linux terminal
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:39:17 +0200
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Simon Clubley
<address@hidden> writes:

> I promise you that explanation would make perfect
> sense to someone with a DEC background who had
> actually used the physical terminals the various
> emulators emulate (with various degrees of
> accuracy). :-)

I would have loved to have done that, or do that, tho
if I did today that would rather be an interesting
excursion to the past (?) than "reality", of course.
One of the most appealing thing about the mainframe
epoch is that those who did it were computer,
technology, and/or science people in one way or
another. That doesn't mean they had to be hot shots at
companies or universities (tho that would have helped)
- most European and Australian hackers are from the
blue collar or modest white collar classes, and
I suspect it is the same in America (but not in Asia,
though I suspect that to change if it hasn't already
as computers climb down the social ladder). Today on
the other hand everyone uses computers and where it
will lead will sure be interesting to follow :) I can
already see that many advanced computer users don't
have a problem living the hybrid computer life of
using the soft-/hardware/services of the masses, then
seamlessly switch and do their advanced projects, then
switch backs, and so on - while others are proud of
their elitism and stubborn exclusiveness...

> Other postings have covered most of this. However,
> a bit of background ...

Thank you, I don't have any comments on that material
but I thought it'd be unappreciative not to comment at
all :)

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