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Mon May 22 14:57:52 CDT 2017

On Mon, 22 May 2017, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> On Mon, 22 May 2017, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>> Does your PC have real RS232?  A lot of "RS232" ports are serial ports, but 
>> not with correct RS232 levels.  If you have "TTL RS232" [sic] it won't work 
>> with an actual RS232 port.
> The "CLASSIC" example: manager of the Radio Shack Computer Center told me 
> that the TRS80 Model 1 Expansion Interface RS-232 board was, "by definition" 
> completely "standard" for RS-232, since "RS-232" stood for "RADIO SHACK 232".
My jaw would not only have dropped at that statement, but it likely 
would've broken the hinge as well.

It reminds me of the time a cow-orker went to the local Radio Shack 
looking for a GasFET and was told he'd have better luck at an auto parts 


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