SWTPC 6800

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Aug 5 14:40:19 CDT 2016

> On Friday (08/05/2016 at 06:50PM +0000), tony duell wrote:
>> Am I the only person who rarely, if ever, has RS232 problems?
On Fri, 5 Aug 2016, Chris Elmquist wrote:
> No.  ;-)

OK, that's TWO.
The rest of us are still struggling with our ignorance.

Your explanation of baud-rate and bit numbere/parity was excellent, and 
would have really helpe me 37 years ago.
But, it would not have solved the hassles that I had then with 
determining partial handshake connections, nor trying to connect an 
external serial Votrax to a TRS80 Model2.  It wanted a connection on pin 
22 (ring indicator)!  I did it for the Radio Shack Computer Store, in 
their store.  In return for which, they gave me a copy of the Model2 
Technical Reference.  Yes, I hung onto "Technical Reference" books even 
for machines that I did not own.   I had access to more information than 
I understood.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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