I have a serial dumb terminal. I use a null modem via a serial port to connect it to my Ubuntu computer. It comes in handy when X freezes and the there is no response using the keyboard. If I can boot from my dumb terminal I can fix my system. What other things can I use my dumb terminal for?
Here is a link you can read about a dumb terminal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_terminal