Seybold Reports at Ryerson library -Z286.E43 A17
Vol 1 Number 16 (Apr 10, 1972) is a review of Mergenthaler and the V-I-P
"Lower middle-price range"
standard machine: $19,500
Expanded Unit (8k core) $22,500
Display Arrangement $2,000
Vol 1 No 17
April 24, 1972
Hendrix 5200 editing terminal (est $15000)
"Like the Harris 1100, the Hendrix 5200 is certainly too expensive to be used primarily as an input device, satisfying as it wouldbe when so applied. It is truly an "Editing" terminal--whatever "editing" means."
- so, discussion of its use as a proofing/correcting device
A 3400-based "system" (PDP8) with 5 5700 terminals is $123,000
May 18, 1972
letter from Paul S. Chisholm, vp of domestic sales for Mergenthaler, printed in the "Input/Output Loop" section, complaining that Seybold's charge that typesetter manufacturers had shitty software.Claims that IBM1130 systems were well integrated with Linotron 505. And further that they had justifying and non-justifying keyboards "designed to optimize input" to the V-I-P
discussion of "Harris 2200 system" in mid 1972
vol 1 no 24
Aug 14, 1972
"A Case Study" -- an CoRecTerm M/100 terminal with a V-I-P
"All in all, we feel this is a good examples of what can be done with a phototypesetter and a correction terminal. There is no question but that this plant is setting type more efficiently than it was before the conversion. And there is little doubt in our minds that the correction terminal is a major factor in making it so, In all fairness, we should note that the conversation from hot metal to photocomp was done at the time when the company moved into a new plant. None of the old operators or comps were retained. All fond other employment of moved away. The new staff (mostly women) do not get much less money than the union-trained men they replaced."
vol 2 no 3
Oct 9, 1972
in "The Latest Word" section:
DEC'S FIRST TYPESET-11 SYSTEM is said to be instaled and running in a Raleigh, NC newspaper (that would have to be the Times, News, and Observer). H&j is operational. We don't know whether the VT-20 editing terminals are up and running yet. The configuration is a DEC 11/45.
vol 2 no 8
Dec 25, 1972
Mergenthaler reports shipping 500 V-I-P's a year
vol 2 no 11
Feb 12, 1973
"THE UNION/AUTOMATION ISSUE ACCELERATES. THe New York TImes for January 24, 1973 gives an overview of the New York newspaper confrontation with its ten unions. All contracts expire on March 30 of this year.
"Our readers will remember that the first typesetting sales of the PDP-8 were in 1966, just one year after the computer was first developed." p 11-7
vol 2 no 13
march 12 1973
"As near as we can tell, there are between 400 and 500 V-I-Ps in the field--about 100 of these are in Europe, and the balance in the U.S. and Canada."
"The bulk of the V-I-P's which we know of have gone into commercial shops that than newspapers, and many of them into small commercial shops, at that."
vol 2 no 21
July 9, 1973
(first?) mention of 8008 microprocessor-based "little computers"
vol 3 no 9
jan 14, 1974
(first?) mention of Datapoint 2200 "intelligent terminal has been programmed for a variety of composition functions, from proofreading to classified ads to H&J." and a reference to Jamie Newton at NewCaxton.
vol 3 no 20,21 june 8, 24, 1974
Automix AKI -- who made justifying and non-justifying keyboards for the V-I-P, also have UltraCount Terminals, which were shown driving a V-I-P -- but the copy suggests it is still about producing justified tape.
Mergenthaler showing "Systems" with V-I-P integrated with AES Terminals (made in Canada)... one $6000 controller handles 6 terminals. Est cost for a two-terminal system all in: $65,000
Vol 3 no 22
"A Compilation of Existing Equipment and Systems"
Self-contained Typesetters (10 items)
Stand-alone Typesetters (19 items)
Inboard typesetters (3 items) -- kind of a hybrid?
Non-justifying Tape-perforating keyboards (13 items)
Justifying keyboards (10 items)
Word-processing keyboards (4 items)
Tape-correcting units (5 items)
Non-justifying or non-counting terminals (16 items)
Justifying or Counting terminals (5 items)
Non-counting Cluster terminals (1 item)
OCR Readers (18 items)
OCR/Edit Packages (3 items)
Cluster Editing Systems (9 items)
Small Classified Ad Systems (5 items)
Systems which store ads on disc and sort (5 items)
Batch-processing Computer Typesetting Systems:
Systems which do not support online video terminals (5 items)
Systems which can '' (5 items)
Video Terminal-Oriented Systems (17 items) (incl DEC Typeset 11)
Ad Make-up and Page Layout Systems (4 items) (incl Harris 2200)
Aug 26, 1974
-- info on the IBM Selectric
vol 4 no 5
Nov 11, 1974
Star Graphic CPS/200 "A Total Composition SYstem for Under $35,000"
vol 5 19/20 June 28, 1976
Newswhole - "by general consensus, the most impressive page make-up system" (alongside corporate solutions)
"Like AmComp, Tilbrook has written his program in the compiler "C" to run under the Bell Labs-deveoped Unix operating systems. While we are not usually enamoured of high level languages, we have been *very* impressed with the results we have seen from "C" and Unix." (p29)
AmComp (Sunnydale CA) producing newspaper editorial system on Unix, in C. "written to run under a vrey sophisticated time-sharing operating system developed by Bell Labs, with program code written in a unique high-level language. As a result, AmComp has developed what appears to be a wquite efficient set of programs in an extraordinarly short period of time." A 15-terminal system for $200k - p3