[Coco] rant about ADB was Re: Odd cable

Wayne Campbell asa.rand at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 23:17:51 EST 2012

The ADB on my Quadra was quite stable. I never had issues with it. I never 
knew anything about TandyLink. As far as the connectors go, I was only 
thinking that maybe it's some kind of adb connector setup that someone may 
have used in place of the DIN port on the coco... tho why they would do that 
I do not know.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willard Goosey" <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:56 PM
Subject: [Coco] rant about ADB was Re: Odd cable

> 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
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