GPIB, was : Re: OT: Windows profanity

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri Mar 19 18:53:46 2004

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:20:09PM -0800, Patrick Rigney wrote:
> > I'm not about to pay ?300 for a controller and another ?60 for a cable.
> Well, a cable recently sold for US$1.00 on Vintage Computer Marketplace (I
> bought it). Deals are still to be found. --P

I have found new-in-bag GPIB cables at the university surplus depot at
Ohio State in the assorted cables box (free for the taking when you buy
a CPU). I presume they were bought for HP plotters and never taken off
the shelf. One disadvantage is that they tend to be the single-ended
kind, not the stackable ones, but for a single disk drive (or the last
disk drive on a chain), they work fine.

Just another possible source, if you have a local university with a public
surplus program.


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