using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM

Chris Elmquist chrise at
Tue Jun 16 09:36:13 CDT 2015

On Monday (06/15/2015 at 10:14PM -0700), Mark J. Blair wrote:
> > On Jun 15, 2015, at 21:59, tony duell <ard at> wrote:
> > Even though there are at least 4 different USB connectors....
> Ok, you got me there! When I was working for a GPS startup, I used mini-B on everything I designed with USB (always devices, never hosts, and no need for USB OTG). Then we got bought by a cell phone company and now everything's a godawful mix of mini-B and micro-B, with OTG thrown in there, too. Grrr!

I'm going straight to hell because I recently participated in a customer
design where they wanted to change the USB function on a device we
designed for them from host mode to device mode but they didn't want to
change the connector on the box.

So, now you have to use a Type A to Type A cable to connect this box to
your computer.

That is just really, really messed up and I honestly tried to make it
right but it was like pushing a rope.

I hope my friends will visit me in prison.

Chris Elmquist

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