Computers with ports coming out the front?

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Date: Tue Dec 17 17:56:00 2002

On Dec 17, 5:22, wrote:
> I am amazed that Tony didn't mention this, but the BBC micro had a number
> of expansion connectors under the keyboard facing towards the front of
> the machine. To access these ports, you had to lift the whole machine
> and plug IDC terminated ribbon cables. As I recall, you had the 1MHz
> expansion bus, the printer port, the Tube (2nd processor bus) and a
> disk interface connector. You also had a power output connector allowing
> you to power external devices (e.g. external floppies).

>From left to right, 34-pin floppy interface, 26-pin parallel printer,
20-pin user port, 34-pin 1MHz bus, 40-pin Tube (second processor

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Dec 17 2002 - 17:56:00 GMT

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