While reading Tracy Kidder’s book “The Soul of a New Machine,” which tells the entrepreneurship history of minicomputers, I remembered the VAX terminal machines we used at the American University of Beirut Computer Science department a long time ago. We were coding on green screens and getting mesmerized by code printouts from the matrix paper. We would lay the printouts on the floor and analyze the code. I am trying to remember if the terminal workstation was a DEC VT220 like the wiki photo below. Still, it was an exciting period of thinking in code while bounded by the constraints of technology at the time.

Vax Terminal