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Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon May 22 16:43:22 CDT 2017

>>> Does your PC have real RS232?  A lot of "RS232" ports are serial ports, 
>> The "CLASSIC" example: manager of the Radio Shack Computer Center told me 
>> that the TRS80 Model 1 Expansion Interface RS-232 board was, "by 
>> definition" completely "standard" for RS-232, since "RS-232" stood for 
>> "RADIO SHACK 232".
On Mon, 22 May 2017, geneb wrote:
> My jaw would not only have dropped at that statement, but it likely would've 
> broken the hinge as well.
> It reminds me of the time a cow-orker went to the local Radio Shack looking 
> for a GasFET and was told he'd have better luck at an auto parts store.

If he had been joking, or poking fun at the way Radio Shack sometimes did 
things differently, then it would have been pretty good.
But, he was serious, and simply passing on something he had been taught at 
one of their management session.

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