This article: “Mac Setups: Mac Pro and a VT220,” brought back some memories.
I did a lot of my initial learning about VMS and UNIX on a VT220 terminal back in the day. When I couldn’t find an open PC, I’d opt for the mostly-forgotten terminals along the Clow Computer Lab wall. When your network is in doubt, a hard serial connection will get it done.
I need to keep an eye out for a VT-series terminal at the auctions. This could be a fun little project.