LA-36 DECWriter II
At Wofford College we had several LA-36 DECWriters. These printing terminals were nice to
use while programming because you could get a hardcopy of your work-in-process. I have one
nice clean LA-36 DECWriter connected to the PDP-11/40 as part of the Wofford Witch environment.
The close-up picture above is an LA-36 printout from $SYSTAT on the Wofford Witch reincarnated
system. In 1978 and 1979 I used an LA-36 and a program named LISTAL.BAS by Paul Koning of
Lawrence University to print all of the programs from the original Wofford Witch system.
Those program listing proved to be quite valuable during the process of reproducing the
system because they contained all the custom modifications that were implemented at Wofford,
as well as games, science and math programs, and system utility programs that we used.
I also have three additional working LA-36 DecWriters, and another LA-36 DecWriter that
has three toggle switches on the left side of the keyboard instead of the push button controls.