[vcf-midatlantic] portable terminal preferences

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 05:52:15 UTC 2021

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:01 PM ☼ wil lindsay ☼ via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I've found myself continually searching for a portable (preferably backlit)
> dedicated terminal/telnet device for various projects.

Do you need a full-sized keyboard?  Do you need 80x25?  If not... one
hack I've done is to run a terminal emulation program on a Palm Pilot
V with its powered dock (or a Palm III on battery with a sync cable
for short-term use).  I've used that in the field to connect to a
Cisco router and fix a configuration problem.  It's definitely not a
general purpose portable terminal solution, but it does work for some
applications, especially if you aren't going to be typing a lot (since
you have to graffiti everything).

If you want something the size of a small laptop, yeah... get a small
laptop - Chromebook or something like that.

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