Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past (fwd)

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Sep 22 18:43:58 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 11:27:37PM +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> > Any x86 style computer CAN have a usb port, and there are kits for other
> I've never seen an ISA USB card...

Nor PCMCIA (_not_ CARDBUS - there _are_ USB CARDBUS cards). My old Dell LM
laptop was out in the cold with USB as well - it was running the latest
version of RedHat (maxed out to 72MB!), but no USB available.
> All my PCs have ISA slots only. Other machines have Unibus, Qbus, BBC
> 1MHz bus/Torch X-bus, various custom I/O slots (like on th HP9830), HPIL,
> PERQlink, etc. Just about all of those have RS232 (or compatible) ports,
> I've nver seen USB for any of them

Very much agreed there. Few of my machines have PCI slots, nothing that
isn't Alpha or Pentium.

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