Free DEC SCSI cable, centronics 50 male to 68 pin female (HD68?)
wizard at voyager.net
Fri Nov 10 23:41:28 CST 2006
On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 00:47 +0000, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I've heard them called Amphenol, CHAMP, telco, PBX and RJ21X
> > connectors as well as "Blue Ribbon" (shows my age). But why
> > "Centronics"?
> I normally call them 'Blue Ribbon' -- what should be be calling them?
> Amphenol make (made?) a very large range of connectors, so that name is
> nowhere near specific enough...
It must be that "two great cultures separated by a common language
thing. The big, hooded connectors have been identified well here. Most
places I have been refer to them as "Amphenol connectors," unless they
are specifically for parallel printers, in which case people refer to
them as Centronics cables.
The cables made from ribbon cable, with crimp-on square plastic
headers are called, around these parts, "Berg cables" or "ribbon
cables," due to the "Berg connectors," as Berg made most of them at one
[ Caution: Digression Follows: ]
My family is Canadian, and I was born in the U.S., so I have learned
to be careful of a few words within the Anglophone world. I'll never
forget my amazement at the fact that the word "table," used as a verb in
business situations, meant approximately opposite things in GB and the
US. And, God forbid I should ever mention putting on my pants to my
aggressively Canadian half-brother. Sheesh. I got him back, though...
he fancies himself quite the singer -- and actually is pretty good. He
was overly proud of being in "The Sound of Music," and insisted upon
singing "Edelweiss" for me.
Okay, I tolerated that... but then he insisted that *I* sing along.
Most rudely and forcefully did he insist. So, I pretty much HAD to do
it. (He had challenged my ability to sing the German. Ahem.) I have
at least as good a voice, and projected it fully.... only I sang, where
"edelweiss" belonged, "affeschwanz." I think I ruined "The Sound of
Music" for him. I KNOW he hears MY lyrics every time he hears that
song. Heh, heh. On the bright side, he has not tried to force me to
sing with him since then.
Warren E. Wolfe
wizard at voyager.net
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