YAAYD (Yet another "Ten (0A) year" discussion) (was: GOPHER

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Oct 27 14:26:50 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Tony Duell wrote:
> > [first 5150s]
> > sported one row of 16Kx1 RAM chips soldered in place, and up to three
> > more in sockets, if you ordered more than 16K of memory with your
> > system. Also included was the audio-cassette cable, since the first
> Was it? I realise original IBM PCs (5150 machines) have the cassette
> port, but I thought you were expected to get the cable from RatShack.
> The 5 pin DIN socket has the same pinout as the TRS-80...

Out of several dozen original 16K 5150's, including half a dozen of the
black power supply ones, and some that had additional blocked off (DB)
cutouts, and an extra drive mounting screw coming up from below, including
most of the first half dozen machines that arrived in the "east bay"
(Computerland El Cerrito), NONE ever included the cassette cable.
But, since we had dozens of TRS-80s around, we used those cables.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Wed Oct 27 2004 - 14:26:50 BST

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