re: APRS and the Internet
The problem with VT100 is every character you type is relayed back to the peer, which will make inefficient use of slower links. Basically, you'd need a link that can support at least 100 1-octet packets every second to keep up. Figure, 25 bytes per frame, so 20kbps minimum channel data rate.
With a block mode terminal, all of your edits are sent back as a single batch.
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