"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Thu Apr 25 10:11:24 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ethan Dicks [mailto:erd_6502_at_yahoo.com]

> I think there was exactly one product from Apple that plugged into
> the floppy port - a 20MB disk that required strange drivers. I
> don't recall the part number, but when Apple came out with a 20MB
> SCSI disk, they called it the "20SC" or something similar (IIRC)
> to distinguish it from the older product.

I used to have an Apple disk that plugged into the floppy port. 20M
as you say, but it booted directly, so it must not have been too

> That having been said, I would question how much Apple "discouraged"
> people from using the SCSI port on the Mac Plus. There may have
> been an alternative and Apple may have pushed it over third-party
> disks, but once the stock of strange disks ran out, presuming
> the Mac Plus was still being made, I doubt Apple would continue
> to urge people to ignore the SCSI port.

So you're saying they probably wanted people to use their disk over
what SCSI disks were available? It wouldn't surprise me.


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
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