[Coco] rant about ADB was Re: Odd cable

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Tue Feb 28 22:56:04 EST 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 06:37:02PM -0800, Wayne Campbell wrote:
> Thanks, Willard. I was going by memory, and the symbol on the USB connector 
> reminds me of the ADB symbol. :)

Yeah, they sorta show the same idea...

I've never been in love with ADB.  NM Tech's old Mac lab held Macs
with incredibly flakey keyboards and mice and they completely ruined
me for ADB.  USB is definitely an upgrade.  In fairness those Macs had
been beat on hard.  I've got an '030 Mac now and ADB seems fairly
stable on it.  

OBcoco/mac:  I could *swear* I once read about someone getting localtalk
working on a CoCo.  Not too hard in theory, it's just a serial port with
the proper Zilog UART to support the protocol... The Appletalk
protocol would be the problem there, it's large and complex.  

Did Tandy build a TandyLink pak for the CoCo?  (Tandylink was the same
hardware as localtalk but Tandy ran it at twice the speed(?))

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
I search my heart and find Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.
  -- R.E. Howard

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