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

From: John Rollins <>
Date: Mon Feb 16 20:59:56 1998

>>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

Maybe because the cables are so expensive?

>It's used by:
>Commodore Pets
>GRiD Compass
>HP 3000
>HP 1000 (I think)
>Probably others...
And don't forget the HP 9000... Actually, HP uses their own variant, called
HP-IB. It's probably compatible with GP-IB, but I'm not sure. I have an
8-bit ISA HP-IB controller around here somewhere, but nothing to use it
with(at least not yet).

-JR - Computers - Star Trek
Received on Mon Feb 16 1998 - 20:59:56 GMT

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