[rescue] I'm one happy geek

Brian Harrington rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 10:26:15 CDT 2001

--On Tuesday, June 26, 2001 12:45:19 +0100 Paul Sladen 
<lists at paul.sladen.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> Didnt one Mac even have its *display* connected via ADB?  I think to
>> remember a model of Mac II I used in college...
> This display just acted as an ADB `hub' so that you could plug your
> kbd/mouse into it at the front rather than reaching around the back of the
> machine.
> Q:  Did it do an colour management or anything like that -- it was around
> the time of Apple's Colourmatching technology?

Yep.  Most mid to high-end Mac monitors use either ADB or the serial port 
for software control of the monitor, loading color profiles, and attaching 
colorimeters (is that a real word?).  It's really quite cool.  The only 
problem is when you try and attach a snazzy multisync monitor to a Mac and 
don't have the right cables, it will force you to use 640x480, 67 Hz, 
because it doesn't know what it's talking to and is programmed to play it 

                   -- Brian

Brian Harrington
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
The Johns Hopkins University
brian at sigh.mse.jhu.edu

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