[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Tue Jun 24 09:14:12 CDT 2003

I do not believe PDS was ever considered as a general bus (NuBus or otherwise) replacement.  It was more like VLBus/ISA to a PDS/NuBus scenario.  A Mac could only have one PDS slot if i remember correctly.

Your point remains the same however.


On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:57:28 -0400
"Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com> wrote:

> Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote, inter alia ...
> > We can point to PC gaffes like segmented memory architecture, the ISA
> > bus, etc.
> Howevermuch the ISA bus sucks technically, it has turned out to be
> remarkably durable, and, in doing so, has increased the PC's perceived
> financial advantage over the Mac in the corporate world.  From 1983 until
> very recently, any PC you bought could use ISA cards, and, more importantly
> to some folks, it could use the ones you already had.   During that same
> time period, didn't Macs go through 2 or 3 (or maybe 4)
> mutually-incompatible bus designs?  <something> then NuBus then PDS then
> PCI?
> -Shel
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