[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Mon Jun 18 14:47:22 EDT 2018

OK, I'm struggling with how to respond to Dave McGuire's response, in 
this otherwise uneventful discussion thread, on the NeXT laser printer 
and how or if it is related in some ways or not, to other laser printers 
of the era.

I've decided, to not say too much, and to not say it at length. First, 
as a personal matter, I'm sorry if Dave McGuire took my post in some 
kind of personal way, I apologize to him. I had no idea, that sort of 
personal response from him was at stake, regarding some set of laser 
printers, or my choice of words.

The technical issues and histories about these printers, the subject of 
the discussion thread, are sufficiently noted for more information to be 
found by anyone interested, for their purposes. And, in looking at posts 
after Dave's, I *strongly* suggest reading more about what "a Canon SX 
print engine" means. It does not mean a ready-to-go printer, it means 
something as Dave discusses. The printers in discussion are not 
identical, and again homework can be done to determine their differences 
and where they share components in common - that being my point.

Otherwise, I don't know about NeXT machines and printers, so I can't add 
further to that discussion.

But Dave brings up a number of other things, which I don't believe are 
limited to this particular thread and subject. I see he feels strongly 
about them. But for many reasons including good-will discussion, I will 
not post responses to those things.

Herb Johnson

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

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