[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jun 17 21:53:22 EDT 2018

  That would be great, but it would take some pretty fast logic.  Why
not just set up a network printer?  It's BSD UNIX, after all, at least
on the outside.


On 06/17/2018 09:47 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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