Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Brian White
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

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 11

2017-08-11 Thread Robert Prather
HI Kurt, 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..

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Brian White
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 >

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Brian White
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 everything else. When

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Mike Stein
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),

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Brian White
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 >

[M100] M100 Contrast potentiometer (VR1) replacement

2017-08-11 Thread Ian McLaughlin
Hello all, 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,

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Josh Malone
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

Re: [M100] M100 Digest, Vol 80, Issue 9

2017-08-11 Thread Mike Stein
... "in error" only if you consider the IBM PC and compatibles as the correct "standard". 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