[rescue] Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga
alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Aug 20 11:45:49 CDT 2008
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.
> Even if that's true of most of them (I'm not competent to comment on
> that), how does that justify cutting off the rest?
Oh, I didn't say it was. Just that a lot of those other devices were
questionable ideas in the first place. :)
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