Re: MFM drive gone nuts

Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:52:32 +0200
Message-ID: <etPan.53cc1e00.2eb141f2.402a@szaman.lan>
On 2014-07-20 at 19:32:06, smf ( wrote:

> >CBM usually tried to be more sane in how they used/implemented standards
> More like CBM were too cheap to get custom cables made, they'd rather whip a
> worker drone on the assembly line to set the jumpers.

I don't know - some of the approaches to even their PC lines were definitely not cheap.

- AUTOCONFIG in their PCs when the rest struggled between "conflicts" of "everything with everything"
- Dedicated mouse port when the other PC users had to connect their mice to "COM" because at that time it was usually the only available as very few people used modems
- Reconfigurable on-board gfx
- ...

And speaking of custom cables - not only it's easier to cramp a straight through ribbon but look at what they did with the KBD cables in the SX and the 128 before saying that they were too cheap to get custom cables ;-)


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