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VIC-20 as terminal

Over a lazy Sunday afternoon, while the family was napping, I put into place an idea that formed in my head mere hours earlier: turn my Commodore VIC-20 into a simple terminal for a *nix box.

I was musing on ways to connect my VIC to other systems, and had recently been playing with Chris Baird’s great little hack of transferring files via serial port from a PC using a simple, 25-line BASIC program.  That got me wondering what other ways you could utilize the serial port.

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