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The return of the dumb terminal

Photograph of DEC VT100 terminal from the 1970's.
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia.Starting in the late 1960’s a little understood corner of the United States government began developing a means of connecting geographically separated research labs and universities. These remote computers allowed researchers to more quickly share data between projects and allowed research to work on projects without being required to be in the same room, or even the same state. The more complex this network became, the more obvious it became that system administrators needed to connect to and control computers without being on the ...

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