> On 2017-06-28, at 15:51, smf <email@example.com> wrote: > > On 28/06/2017 14:13, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote: >> The reason to discard the IEEE bus was the fact that the cables were too expensive so they designed the IEC bus. > > I believe it was the connector on the motherboard that was the main problem. Doubt that. They could have used whatever cheaper connector instead of the I3E and in some models/revisions they did... > You could charge a fortune for a drive cable if someone wanted a drive, but you wouldn't want to lumber all the tape users with that cost. > > They should have just used the user port. .. use an edge connector as USER PORT. -- SD! - http://e4aws.silverdr.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-06-28 15:00:02
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