Setting up a VAXstation
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 3 17:07:44 CDT 2007
> On 03/10/2007, Rod Smallwood <RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk> wrot=
> > If you are in the UK then Black Box stock MMJ cables.
> Setting aside the notion of /buying/ new parts to build a cable, which
> is dangerously close to crazy talk around here...
> I think we need to keep in mind the purchase price of the machine,
> here, folks. I'm not going to spend =A320 or =A330 on getting or making a
> cable for a 99p computer!
Ah, you've clearly not come across one of 'ARDs laws of vintage
computing', namely that the machines are cheap, but you'll go broke
buying disks, cables, plugs, repair components, and so on.
The way to thin of it is not 'I had to spend 20 times as much for the
cable as for the CPU' but 'I've got a nice little machine for \pounds
> Also, I do not have any of the tools or parts to crimp anything onto
> anything. I never have had and have never crimped a cable in 20y in
> the computer business, from junior workshop bod to IT manager for an
> international stockbroker.
Next you'll be telling me you've never used a soldering iron, 'scope,
logic analyser or machine code monitor either...
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