[vcf-midatlantic] A little promotion...[KERMIT]

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Tue Mar 28 12:51:21 EDT 2017

An interesting fact about KERMIT the communications protocol, is that it 
is owned and was actively supported by Columbia University, for over 30 
years. They still assert ownership, but don't provide active support 
today. There's few early microcomputer products or services that have 
had such long interest by the originators; fewer still with CURRENT 
interest from the owners.


Columbia U's site had KERMITs for many many kinds of microcomputers and 
minicomputers and more. So their interest wasn't casual, they provided 
real resources, and also charged for some services. They apparently 
still sell some kind of use license. I'd be curious to hear about this 
at VCF-East, but that's up to Doug, he may be more interested in the 
technical side of KERMIT and the superbrain of course.


Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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