[OT] USB KVM switches

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 13:14:21 2005

Rumor has it that Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner may have mentioned these words:
>It was thus said that the Great Tom Jennings once stated:
> >
> > I like USB. Of course I don't develop for it :-)

They actually make a USB->RS232 single-chip interface. YMMV, as I've never
used it, but I do know it exists. (It would be neat to use my Kurta
digitizer on a USB port, to free up my lone serial port for other uses... ;-) )


> In thinking about this, there are actually *two* issues. One is the
>physical layer. Sure, serial is easy to wire up, even if one (or both) ends
>terminate in an odd-ball connector (like my first digital camera, or the
>Coco which uses a DIN-5 plug for serial, not a DB-25)....


*DIN-4*. And rather made of unobtanium as well... I *wish* it was DIN-5, as
those are still available (or at least findable).

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | "Profile, don't speculate."
SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers |     Daniel J. Bernstein
zmerch_at_30below.com          |
Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 13:14:21 GMT

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