HP-IL (was Re: HP9000 model 710 workstation(Apollo 700).)

From: Dan Wright <dtwright_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu Jul 18 09:07:01 2002

Tony Duell said:
> > It might use HP-HIL, Hewlett-Packard Human Interface Loop.
> Are you sure that's _loop_? HP-HIL is not physically a loop. It's a
> point-to-point serial interface.

I have always heard that acronym broken down as "Hewlett-Packard Human
Interface Loop", but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's right. Of
course, even if that is the correct translation of the acronym, that doesn't
mean the name has much relation to the interface's actual properties...

- Dan Wright

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