It is a terminal. You probably think that word means “a GUI window that runs a command line shell in it”. You think this thing must be a computer because it looks like what computers used to look like.
I think jwz has been spending too much time around the young people at his nightclub.
Ah, it’s all part of Grandpa Zawinski’s…charm? Let’s go with charm. :)
It’s all the Emacs in the water at casa jwz… He should be Ctrl'ing his intake and also cleaning his drinking glasses with vim.
Yes, but did he brush his teeth with Vim?
Slightly off-topic: There is a pretty awesome app on the Mac App Store called Cathode that tries to emulation old displays that look like this: http://www.secretgeometry.com/apps/cathode/
The problem is that it looks much more like an old display, instead of how an old display used to look.
Yeah, the curvature is heavily exaggerated, for example.
There’s also the XScreensaver Phosphor screensaver, which can also be used as a terminal.
BTW, jwz mentioned Phosphor (and his love for Cathode) in a previous blog post.
And jwz wrote XScreensaver too.
I think everybody knows that :) And some silly text editor fork and a little-known web browser too… And don’t forget xdaliclock!
Heh, I actually forgot jwz wrote XScreensaver :P
Awesome. I love serial terminals - my first experience of using a real computer was sitting at a DEC VT320. I still have an IBM 3151 at home (thanks to @mwest!) with a lovely mechanical keyboard, but it’s not in use at the moment :(
PS: cmatrix is awesome.
On the cmatrix site:
I have seen it [The Matrix] twice, and I’m pondering seeing it again before it comes out on VHS
How about that for some nostalgia. Also dang that’s some old content.