GP-IB (was Re: Atari 8-bit Find)

From: Yowza! <>
Date: Sun Feb 15 02:27:45 1998

On Sat, 14 Feb 1998, Larry Anderson & Diane Hare wrote:

> Remember if you find a hint of something you are collecting at a thrift,
> look around for other components (i.e. if you find a Commodore IEEE-488
> cable start looking for PET/B-128 drives, printers, computers, tapes,
> disks, manuals, etc.)

Which reminds me: why didn't IEEE-488 ever become a big hit in the
computer biz? It's been around since the 60's, is standard, has good
performance, has IC support, can handle a bunch of devices, etc., but it
became relagated to a niche of scientific instrument control for some

-- Doug
Received on Sun Feb 15 1998 - 02:27:45 GMT

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