Plug-n-Play for vintage machines?

Vincent Slyngstad vrs at
Tue Nov 11 17:13:03 CST 2008

From: "Sridhar Ayengar"
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:14 AM
> Vincent Slyngstad wrote:
>> What I love about jumpers is that they last.  I can bring up a machine 
>> that hasn't been operational in years and not worry about the correct 
>> values for all the settings that the "hardware" has forgotten.
> I've always preferred dip switches over jumpers.

I've had those fail to "remember" correctly, presumably due to 
oxidation inside.  But at least with those you can still read 
what the correct settings are supposed to be :-).


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