Continuous Insert Keying Capability on Unintelligent Display Stations
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
This invention provides to a display-station operator the ability to key continuously without having to press any key to cause the system to read the data. It is useful in a DP system having a host processor storing an entire document, with channel-attached I/O processors holding only a part of a document and controlling remote, dependent display terminals. In a word processing system, it is desirable to provide the capability of keying large volumes of text data without having to press a signal key at the end of each screen of data. This is equivalent to having a typewriter with an infinitely long sheet of paper in it.