Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Fri Feb 10 10:25:57 CST 2006

On Friday 10 February 2006 07:35 am, Richard wrote:
> In article <00ec01c62e0e$b0912580$5b01a8c0 at pc1>,
>     "a.carlini at" <arcarlini at>  writes:
> > Tony Duell wrote:
> > > But this is classiccmp....
> >
> > It's still useful to many people. I have no idea whether I
> > could hang a PET 4040 drive off this thing, but it
> > would be useful if I could.
> I have an CBM 8050 drive and it would be very helpful for data
> interchange if I could hook that up to a PC through some sort of
> IEEE-488 interface.  Does anyone know of one that will work with this
> drive?  Apparently the NI cards don't work so well...

Osborne computers used the parallel "printer" port as an IEEE port as well, it 
may be worth looking at how they did that.  I'm pretty sure that code is out 
there to be had...

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ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
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