Alternative Hardware Design for Floppy Interface

Jeff Walther trag at
Tue Oct 23 14:31:26 CDT 2007

> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:20:22 +1300
> From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at>

> On 10/23/07, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at> wrote:
>> Hmm, I thought all modern machines emulate a parallel port connected via
>> an ISA bus
> Macs have never had parallel printer ports, not even the new Intel Mac
> Pros.

Au contraire.  Okay, actually, it's a nitpick.   During the cloning
heyday, there was a family of clones which had a parallel port.  I think
it was the model from Motorola (Starmax?), but my memory is hazy.  Of
course, that was back in the 90s.

Jeff Walther

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