[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Mon Jun 18 16:35:47 EDT 2018

>  No worries Herb. - Dave

Good, thanks.

Apparently, there's still confusion as to what a "Canon SX print engine" 
"is" and how it relates to various printers of the era, including the 
Next laser printer.

And you know, as people were posting about this in this discussion list, 
I was letting my lunch get cold, doing some Web searching, reading and 
transcribing bits of what I could find, trying to decide "should I post 
what I think a "print engine" is, invite Dave to add to that 
description?" Try to answer this question, with the limits of what I 
know or can find *right now*.

In other words, treat this as a real question.

And then the discussion dissolved into Apple-II posts. I think Dave's 
reaction is something like mine:

 >  soda -> keyboard

..and I kind-of get what Dave McGuire was getting at, in his larger 
response. There is some more-serious purpose in these discussions, and 
if those asking don't consider the effort needed to respond, or the 
value of these discussions beyond amusing each other for the day or 
moment; then that disrespects those of us with more purpose that that.

So: here's a reference I found on the Next laser printer product:

  Oct 17 1988 article in InfoWorld (page 93)

which associates the Canon SX print engine with that product. If you 
really want to know more, read the "fine" Next service manuals; see if 
Next printer parts "cross" over to parts on the other mentioned 
printers; and check the history of Canon, HP, and Apple laser printers 
to get a clearer picture.

I'm gonna eat my now-cold lunch and go about other matters. Dave, sorry 
to hear about that keyboard, I get the concept.

Herb Johnson

Herb Johnson

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

More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list