Prices to pay for old computers...

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 23 00:55:22 1998

On Sat, 23 May 1998, Charles A Davis wrote:

> RS-232, was a well accepted 'Standard'. Any time that you saw a piece of
> equipment with a DB-25 connector on it, it was almost certainly a RS-232
> connection. Then along comes 'Big Brother' (IBM) wanting to save a few
> pennies on 'printer connectors' (The Amphenol must have been _way_ more
> expensieve. But all the printer manufacturers still seem to be able to
> be able to afford it.)
> DB-25's that might be either a serial port, or maybe a parallel port, or
> maybe something else.

It's simple:

DB-25 male: serial port

DB-25 female: parallel port

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