My first Mac
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 12:28:06 CST 2007
On 1/2/07, Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> > This is a university town and,
> > so G3's aren't hard to come by cheap if the urge should ever hit me
> > again.
> Beige G3's are OK, and still have SCSI and serial ports. I have a gaggle
> of G3 powerbooks that I use at CHM for various recovery projects. Blue
> and White machines switched to USB and dumped SCSI and serial, which
> make them less interesting.
Mine came with a PCI SCSI card, so the lack of onboard SCSI isn't a
problem, but I do miss _real_ serial ports. I play with things like
LCD controllers (yes, there _are_ USB-attached textual and graphical
LCDs, but they aren't as easy to talk to), so it's nice to have either
a real serial port or a real parallel port for simplicity.
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