DD50 SCSI connector

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Wed Jan 24 13:04:43 2001

Alex Holden skrev:

>On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Tony Duell wrote:
>> 'standard' to most people. I've got fed up with explaining to the goons
>> in the local PC shops that a standard serial port has 25 pins on a DB25

>You've made the classic mistake of thinking that the kind of person who
>works in Tandy or PC World actually cares about the things that they sell.
>On the rare occasions that I need to go into a high street shop, I just
>keep my head down and try to scare away any assistants who get too close
>with a blast of jargon (which sometimes backfires when they misinterpret
>what I said to mean "I'm an idiot, please try to sell me an overpriced
>PC"). Trying to explain things like the difference between a Winmodem and
>a Hayes compatible modem, or active versus passive SCSI termination, is
>almost always an exercise in futility.

Don't forget the classic "Oh no, you can't do that on platform XXX!" or "What
are you going to do with that old junk?".

I usually just try to keep a low profile and give out as little information as
possible when buying something from mainstream shops.

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