[Coco] Why USB would be nice.

jdaggett at gate.net jdaggett at gate.net
Thu Sep 1 15:47:03 EDT 2005


USB gets around the IRQ conflict problems that the PC has with 
serial ports. USB is far superior in that respect. I would take four 
USB ports over any amount of RS232 serial ports.


On 1 Sep 2005 at 12:01, John R. Hogerhuis wrote:

Subject:        	Re: [Coco] Why USB  would be nice.
From:           	"John R. Hogerhuis" <jhoger at pobox.com>
To:             	CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts 
<coco at maltedmedia.com>
Organization:   	Speaker To Machines, Inc.
Date sent:      	Thu, 01 Sep 2005 12:01:59 -0700
Send reply to:  	CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts 
<coco at maltedmedia.com>
request at maltedmedia.com?subject=unsubscribe>
request at maltedmedia.com?subject=subscribe>

> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 12:28 -0600, Glen VanDenBiggelaar wrote:
> > Maybe in the US, compact flash is cheap, but here in Canada, mail
> > -in rebates are the biggest scam in the book. I can walk down the
> > street anyday (except Sunday) and pick up new floppies and drives.
> > But in Canada, you might as well wait for the sun to burn out before
> > you see any rebates.
> > 
> Well maybe you should move.  Seriously though, I have had problems
> shipping anything in and out of Canada, so I see what you're saying.
> Maybe the rebate expires before you could get product barcode in your
> hands. It's easier to ship from US to Norway than to Canada.
> > Yes, I did re-read the threads, and I still can't see any reason for
> > USB.
> Hmm. Where to start?
> USB is a bus. A way of connecting other devices to your computer.
> To say "there is no reason for USB" is to say there is no reason to
> connect good, widely available, mass-market-cheap devices to your
> coco.
> There are plenty of devices around that would be interesting to hook
> up. And lots of new ones coming out all the time. I gave some
> examples.
> I'm not saying the cloud-9 stuff isn't fantastic. I'm just arguing
> that it would also be good if we had USB. I seem to be collecting a
> lot of USB equipment around my office... it would be cool to be able
> to hook some up to the coco.
> -- John.
> -- 
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
> http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

More information about the Coco mailing list