[rescue] Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Aug 19 18:22:30 CDT 2008

Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 05:20:40PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
>> (2)(b) Because the same port is useful to plug in other things.
> But hopefully no one will encourage that.

Seconded.  Most of the "other things" that were made to plug into the
parallel port were made that way because, even though it worked like
crap (if it worked at all), it was a lot cheaper than giving the device
a real bus interface like, say, SCSI.

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