[time-nuts] 57600 baud rate with Basic etc

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Wed Oct 10 14:14:24 EDT 2012

Commodore computers in the longago dimdark past serialized the GPIB.
They started out with the GPIB as the disk drive and printer interface
from the get-go. I used a Commodore as a cheap controller when Hp GPIB
controllers cost a small fortune.

> What aspects of USB would HP have used?  Just the complexity of a USB
> OHCI/UHCI would have been economically prohibitive compared to an
> asynchronous serial UART.  An OHCI/UHCI is more like an ethernet
> controller and those took up the space of entire expansion boards
> initially.
> What they did come up with was HP-IB although I would have preferred
> it to be serial and galvanically isolated.
> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:28:46 -0400, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>I have never figured out why HP did not develop USB in 1969? Not very
>> far
>>sighted. ;-)
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