[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 21:47:55 EDT 2018

It might also be possible to make a 'next printer emulator' which 
pretends to be a Canon SX engine and rasterizes the output into an image 
file on an SD card... or just acts as a 'bouncer' and automatically 
forwards the rasterized page image as a bitmap to another printer via 
lpr over the network.

On 6/17/2018 8:12 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>    A plausible term of convenience might be "something superficially
>> similar to an LJ II"... but simply "LJ II" is not.  The NeXT printer
>> doesn't even look like an LJ II, so even that is a stretch.  We are
>> technical people living in a world of terminological imprecision,
>> linguistic laziness, and a disgusting excess of "convenience".  I am a
>> member of the last generation of people to have used NeXT computers when
>> they were current products.  Like it or not, we are the custodians of
>> this knowledge.
>>    Bill did not know offhand, and that's fine.  We all learn from each
>> other here.  In this case, someone (me) did know, and came forth with
>> specific information.
>>    Technical accuracy in the forum archives of subject matter experts
>> should never fall victim to "convenience".
> Anyhoo ... I have two such printers, I shall take some time to hook them up
> to a willing NeXT to see how well they work.
> Bill

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