I have come across the use of the term terminal, virtual terminals/consoles, real-text terminals but do not understand what terminal refers to. Does it refer to the screen that is in-front of me whilst I post this question or does it refer to something specific?
I came across a similar post at What is the difference between shell, console, and terminal? and it seems to be similar to the one I posted although am still confused about the use of the sentence
Decades ago, this was a physical device consisting of little more than a monitor and keyboard. What does this device look like and how is different to a monitor?
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