err good grief yet another correction. I missed your very last line Josh,
which obviates my entire post. "oh well" indeed ;)
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:18 PM, Brian White wrote:
> I didn't notice that last post didn't include any quoting. Meant to reply
> to Josh, and neither
thanks. I remember Parallel for the PC, but wasn't sure with the connection
to the Model 100. I still have the cable, drive, ac adapter and disks. I
guess that ebay listing wasn't real. I guess the only real way would be to
make/find a cable, etc..
I didn't notice that last post didn't include any quoting. Meant to reply
to Josh, and neither contradicting nor adding to what Mike already said.
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Brian White wrote:
> It's wired as DTE, but with a female connector. *That's* what makes it
It's wired as DTE, but with a female connector. *That's* what makes it
backwards, not merely the female connector by itself.
If it were a female connector, and wired as DCE, that would be unusual for
a computer, but it would still be conforming to the same conventions as
Your use of "backwards" and "everything else" is mainly relative to IBM-PC
compatible systems; some people don't realize that there were other computers
before (and even after) IBM PCs and Apples.
As I said, with a few notable exceptions the usual rear panel connector for
serial (DTE or DCE),
I don't disagree on any point. Sorry for the way that post sounded.
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
> Your use of "backwards" and "*everything *else" is mainly relative to
> IBM-PC compatible systems; some people don't realize that there were other
Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement contrast potentiometer for a
model 100? I have a machine that was working until someone ‘over-adjusted’ the
contrast knob and it now spins freely, and therefore doesn’t work. It’s not a
mechanical issue with the screw and the knob,
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)
"in error" only if you consider the IBM PC and compatibles as the correct
As Brian pointed out, back in the days when computer users were (by necessity)
more technically competent than the majority of users today, most interface
connectors on equipment were female, regardless