OT HP vectra networking

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Mon Dec 7 13:32:48 1998

On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> ::> It's probably an HP-HIL (Hewlett-Packard Human Interface Link IIRC)
> ::> connector. This was an HP interface used for keyboards, mice,
> ::> touchscreens, digitising tablets, security dongles, etc. You can
> ::> daisy-chain several devices off the same connector.
> ::
> ::Hmm, sounds like USB, things don't change do they ;-)
> What about the Commodore serial bus? :-)

I got another Atari 800 over the weekend and decided to hook it up to play
Fort Apocalypse which I got in a batch of disks with the computer (I've
been wanting to play that damn game since the eighth grade but never got a
chance because all the other kids were computer hogs). I was struck at
how simple it was to hook everything up. Plug power into computer. Plus
power into disk drive. Plug cable between disk drive and computer. Stick
disk in drive and turn power on. Instant boot. USB? Pfeh!

Everything new in the computer realm was invented long ago. Engineers
just re-discover good designs. Heck, the mouse turns 30 this week!

Sellam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
Always being hassled by the man.

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