Depends on whether you consider the M100 to be "communications equipment"
or "terminal equipment". From the perspective of "this is a device to be
hooked up to your main PC" then female makes sense, somewhere. But I think
the port is wired as terminal equipment, which then puts it (technically)
Oh well :)
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:11 PM, John R. Hogerhuis <jho...@pobox.com>
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Brian White <bw.al...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> * I heard someone suggest that actually the M100 was probably technically
>> correct according to the standards of the time, and predated the PC, and
>> it's actually the IBM PC that came along, backwards, and essentially made
>> everyone else change. This perfectly believable to me. So when I say the
>> M100 is "backwards", it's only in the sense that it is the exception now,
>> not that it is wrong.
> Well, a female DB-25 certainly makes more sense on a laptop. Avoids
> problem of pins getting damaged and wrecking your laptop instead of the
> Another great design moment or accident of history that makes most of our
> Model 100's still functional 34+ years later.
> -- John.