The manual says nothing more than it can print 12 characters per second and it uses BUSY pin. Even if you have connected BUSY output to CTS input, and turned RTS/CTS handshaking on, there is still a possibility that one or two extra bytes are sent out on the data pin, because the serial string write happens as a single large block, and also the USB packets ...


Page 3 of this 1983 Radio Shack catalog shows the Data Drawer in two different sizes, "printout" which holds 14-7/8×11-inch 132-column printer paper, and "letter" which holds up to 8-1/2×14-inch legal size paper. There are also inserts for cassettes and printwheels.


Following up on @snips-n-snails. The use case for this is to organize printouts for reference. A simple example is that if someone wanted the ID of a vendor or customer, it was not untoward at the time to not look it up on the computer, but, rather, pull out a printout and look it up there. This organizes printout. You can easily envision a printout for the ...

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