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Fri Jun 25 17:31:42 CDT 2021
On 6/25/21 2:07 AM, Adrian Graham via cctalk wrote:
> Hello folks,
> A random conversation on twitter yesterday lead me to discovering
> an old 1980s LAN technology called INFAPLUG.
Would you mind sharing link(s) to said conversation? It sounds like one
I'd like to learn from / maybe be part of.
> This was a serial LAN hooked up via a PC serial port at 9600 baud to a
> ’smart plug’ the size of a wall wart. This plug contained all the
> smarts and hooked into the coax backbone. There were boards available
> for VAX amongst other things so I’m amazed I’d never heard of it.
> Has anyone else?
I have not.
> A small writeup is here:
~grumble~grumble~grumble~there goes $14~grumble~grumble~grumble~
I'll read the rest of that chapter once my (new old stock) copy of LANs
explained arrives. -- I might even be persuaded to transcribe the
subsequent page / pertinent parts if there is interest.
I don't actually /blame/ you for sharing the link Adrian. Well, maybe
--><-- this much. ;-) My predilection for for old computer /
networking technology is /my/ problem. And my pocket book's problem,
but that's a different story.
Aside: I opted for the (purportedly) new copy that was available via an
Amazon seller for ~9 + ~4 S&H. Why not? It's not that much more than a
Thank you for sharing Adrian.
P.S. I'm serious about wanting to check out the Twitter conversation.
Grant. . . .
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