Development, round II

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 18:33:39 1998

Tony Duell wrote:
> >
> > I've never seen an IBM cassette drive; fact is I've never seen a 5150
> > without at least one disk drive. The 5150 does boot to cassette BASIC if no
> > boot disk is present. Now my curiousity is piqued. I'm going to have to
> > find a cassette player and interface cable somewhere.
> AFAIK the IBM 5150 PC cassette cable is the same as the cable used to
> link a cassette recorder to a TRS-80. That should make it quite easy to
> find - I have a couple here (which I need to hang on to).
> It wouldn't be hard to solder one up, well, apart from soldering those
> infernal DIN plugs.

Hey, you Europeans _started_ the DIN plug fashion.

I vaguely recall that we sold a few cassette cables to early PC users,
and I don't recall them being refunded, so they just might work. I'll
never know, the only IBM/Intel cpu I have is an old AT that my fiancee
got for free at the Trenton Computer Festival and wants me to use to
build a word processor for a friend of hers. (I'll probably keep the
thing and use my old workhorse nameless 386 for the job despite my
memories of my first Linux installation on the beast from an 18" pile
of 5.25" floppies -- or perhaps because of those memories).

There is _other_ IBM hardware I _am_ interested in -- I'd sort of like
an old RT/PC and I _really_ want an RS/6000 with decent expansion,
though the ones I want are definitely too new for this mailing list.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Tue Jan 27 1998 - 18:33:39 GMT

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