thinking of the "ultimate" retro x86 PCs - what bits to seek/keep^M ?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Fri Jun 3 11:28:23 CDT 2016

On Fri, 3 Jun 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> One reason is that parallel port devices were generally designed to work
> along with other parallel peripherals on the same port, so they have to
> watch their Ps and Qs.  LL/Interlink use the port as dedicated, so no
> such worry.

. . . and, it is using two computers.
It might take 10 minutes to transfer a file.  If, instead, you copy 
to a disk for 9 minutes on one computer, and then sneakernet that disk to 
another computer, and read it for 9 minutes, which is faster?

But, what's the big hurry?
Remember when getting same day turn-around on batch processing jobs was an 

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