[kwlug-disc] somewhere in town to get an AT/Everex serial cable?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Jan 31 19:55:55 EST 2009


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unsolicited wrote:
> john at netdirect.ca wrote, On 01/31/2009 6:07 PM:
>> -----kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote: -----
>>  >  if memory serves, the pins are connected 1-1, 2-2 and so on.  pin
>>  >10 on the board is obviously not used.
>>
>> That's one config. The other I've seen is 1-1, 2-6, 3-2, 4-7, 5-3,
>> 6-8, 7-4, 8-5, 9-9.
> 
> <sigh>
> 
> Haven't we yet got beyond the day when everyone has to reinvent the
> cable / standard / whatever. If your (you, the manufacturer) pinout
> doesn't conform to what's easily out there, change your pinout.
> 


Isn't that what USB is all about?  One port to rule them all - and take
up less space!

The question is why one needs a serial port in the 21 century? Sure, one
might need to talk at a serial device, but aren't there USB <-> serial
adapters?
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