Classic busses (was Re: Whats a reasonable collection?)

From: Alexander Schreiber <>
Date: Thu Jun 28 15:25:46 2001

On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 12:25:21PM -0700, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > Well, I never heard of Zorro, and I wouldn't know Turbochannel if I saw
> > it. I suspect PCI doesn't use jumpers because most cards are, "Plug and
> Turbochannel is the bus I've seen most often with DEC RISC workstations,
> although I think they were not the only vendor to use it. The MIPS boxes
> and the early Alpha boxes were Turbochannel. Mostly, it was used for
> frame buffers, but I think there were one or two non-graphic Turbochannel
> cards.

Of course there are: I have an Ethernet adapter (10 Mbit) in my
DECstation 5000/125 which is a TurboChannel card and AFAIK there also
exist some SCSI cards for the TurboChannel.

 We have gone from a world of concentrated knowledge and wisdom to one of
 distributed ignorance.  And we know and understand less while being 
 increasingly capable. -- Prof. Peter Cochrane, formerly of BT Labs
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