Prices to pay for old computers...

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Sun May 24 16:49:58 1998

> > Any time that you saw a piece of
> > equipment with a DB-25 connector on it, it was almost certainly a RS-232
> > connection.

Not entirely true - in fact, probably a dangerous assumption! The D style
connectors date WAY back, when computers used tubes!

> Main problem is that the Amphenol connector is too wide to properly fit
> on a standard IBM card bracket (yes, OK, they should have made the
> bracket wider...)

Can you fit two DB connectors on a card bracket? That may be one reason
they moved the RS-232 to the DE style.

William Donzelli
Received on Sun May 24 1998 - 16:49:58 BST

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