Re: 2.4.17 ?
On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 08:39:52AM -0800, Paul 'Baloo' Johnson wrote:
| On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, dman wrote:
| > I've never seen a serial (DB-9 or DB-25 connector) keyboard before.
| > PS/2 is a 9-pin mini-DIN connector. A small round thing. Prior to
| > PS/2 was the AT keyboard which had a bigger DIN connector.
| You've never seen an iMac?
Not up close.
| They have serial keyboards, just not RS-232. 8:o)
Oh. I thought recent Macs used USB and old ones used a PS/2-like
connector with more pins.
You're not going to tell me that "USB" is serial too, now are you ;-)?
I did assume that by "serial port" (and talking about the modem) that
the OP was referring to a DB-9 RS-232 device. (ethernet and the phone
line are serial too ;-))
| > Yeah, buy an extension card that has a serial port on it. Not
| > necessary since you'll likely never have anything that wants to use it
| > besides the modem.
| Or ancient mice,
Yeah, but if he's already got USB why would he go back in time?
("likely" is the key word :-))
| or WinCE device cables, or visor cradles, or...
Don't those sort of things come in USB too? At my house, the only
serial port (RS-232 too) devices are
my printer (also parallel port)
a mouse that was practically free
an old modem or two that aren't hooked up
My dad has lots of parallel port stuff, though, since he bought them
while he didn't have (and couldn't get) USB on his machine.
Bugs come in through open windows. Keep Windows shut!
- Re: 2.4.17 ?
- From: Paul 'Baloo' Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>