Prices to pay for old computers...

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Sat May 23 07:31:33 1998

Sam Ismail wrote:
> 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

I've got a gagload of equipment that disagrees with you. At least the
connectors on my TRS-80 Model II are labelled in english instead of
foolish little "universally understandable" hieroglyphs. (My ass if
they're "universally understandable" -- those fewking pictures never
mean a thing to me, I'm handicapped by early literacy).
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Sat May 23 1998 - 07:31:33 BST

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