NCC Publications, National Computing Centre, UK 1974m 106 pages, photographs of 1970s computer terminals.
Condition: Very Good overall, ex-university library with label at lower front cover, remains of label inside rear cover. Binding is sound but a bit weakened, pages are clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1970's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Microcomputers, Minicomputers, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item Descriptionbook arises from a recommendation by the NCC working party on Teleprocessing... Discusses the selection and use of computer terminals and terminal-based systems... (from the preface)
Contents includes -- Historical development of data processing, advantages and limitations of batch processing, introduction to terminals, uses of terminals; Keyboard/Printer Terminals -- basic components, characteristics, operation, cost etc; Visual Display Units -- components, characteristics etc; operation, cost, selection factors etc; Remote Batch Terminals -- components; characteristics - data compression and data compaction; operation, cost, note on intelligent terminals, etc; Miscellaneous Terminals - point of sale terminals, factory floor terminals, graphics terminals and more; Terminal selection, security, compatibility etc; Application - data entry, enquiry systems, remote job entry and batch transmission etc; Implication of using terminals - planning for change, the involvement of people, data control, networks; Appendices inlcude Post Office services, NCC Information service, Bibliography, Glossary mb1.