Excercising vintage items - was: Commodore 8010 IEEE-488Acoustic Modem ?

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Fri Oct 22 15:10:01 2004

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 09:54:39PM -0400, Dave Dunfield wrote:
> I don't *need* a serial port (I have a real one on my SuperPET) ... My point
> is that I don't like to just put stuff on the shelf ... I like to get it
> working.

Fair enough.
> >Sure. I even have a couple of devices that are handy for that - Telephone
> >C.O. simulators...
> Thats no a problem for me - One of my main lines of "day" work these days is
> the development of a small office PBX (www.talkswitch.com) which is very small
> and easily portable (good for demos), and provides full switching etc. I also
> do dial-up point-of-sale banking terminals, so I have lots of equipment to
> simulate and monitor various phone line condition - not that it's really needed
> to "make a call" to a demo BBS.

Handy, but as you say, overkill for simulating a point-to-point POTS link.
> Agree completely on "show and tell" - I also find it's
> a great ice-breaker, I don't know how many people have come to the office
> for meetings of one sort or another and almost immediately start talking
> about seeing something on my site which was their first computer. Often
> said meeting is followed by a trip to the basement to play with the toys.



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