IBM 5161

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Apr 2 19:47:00 2003

At 04:42 PM 4/2/03 -0800, Grumpy Ol' Fred wrote:
>> > incompatible, and they had a giant surplus of serial (RS232 and current
>> > loop) cards that nobody wanted, so they provided a "FREE" serial card to
>On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Tony Duell wrote:
>> Why did 'mobody' want them? A serial port is a very useful thing to have...
>Because they occupied an entire slot (out of 5 on the PC), and other
>companies sold "multifunction" cards that could use the same slot for
>serial, parallel, clock, and memory. Most of those were marketed as SIX
>functions - how many people remember what the other two functions were?

   Ramdisk and print buffer.

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