Sorry weighing in late but I have a ton of ancient Mac stuff and yeah you can definitely find shorter cables. Since they were used for everything from long LocalTalk runs to short connections to things like analog telephone modems and local talk->ethernet adapters etc, there are tons of lengths, connectors to lengthen them, etc. They’re generally well made too, with high quality sheaths. I don’t have any cables that have gone bad and some date back to 1985/85. The port was designed for higher data rates than RS-422 and obviously the longer runs of a LocalTalk network, so the cables are usually pretty good about handling signals cleanly too. Justin > On Feb 5, 2016, at 19:20, Michał Pleban <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hello! > > Rob Clarke wrote: > >> I think appletalk cables were 8-pin mini-din cables. Not sure they ever >> did them that short though. > > I am not sure if it was Appletalk, or Apple serial ports, but definitely > something Mac-related. > > A quick search on Ebay and ... drum roll ... here it is! > http://www.ebay.com/itm/231784835145 > > Regards, > Michau. > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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