Semi-OT: IDE & SATA to USB "dongles"
cclist at sydex.com
Tue Jun 6 17:00:32 CDT 2006
On 6/6/2006 at 2:06 PM Billy Pettit wrote:
>Actually, I was thinking about him recently. The incoming area was at the
>back of 4 Phase, where Apple headquarters is now. I visited Infinity
>and parked in almost the same spot. Deja vu.
At one time, wasn't there an MPI sales office on the other side of the
street (was that Wolfe Road?) from 4 Phase? Even more defja vu.
>On small systems, a drum printer called the 166 was used; it was a 150
>a minute piece of junk. The sole reason for I remember it, is that is was
>made by Holly Carburetor. There were some strange bedfellows in the early
>days of computers.
Like Ball Brothers making Mason jars and monitors?
I remember that we bid a project that used some printing terminals made by
Singer hooked to a 1700. The terminals were truly awful--a spinning type
wheel inked by a felt pad, and the wheel was banged directly on the
paper--no ribbon.. Carriage return was a large spring, like you might find
on storm door. You had to start every print session with a page eject
because the typewheel spun continuously and left a nice vertical black
streak on the paper.
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