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[vox] Re: wanted: ADB (old-style mac) keyboard and mouse
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[vox] Re: wanted: ADB (old-style mac) keyboard and mouse

On Thursday, Nov 07 2002, Henry House spake thus:
> LUGOD has acquired a Mac clone for demos to assuage the curiosity of the many
> visitors to our Linux demos that ask about Linux on Mac hardware. The trouble
> is, the machine does not have a PS/2 or AT keyboard interface. It requires
> hardware conforming to Apple's own proprietary standard, ADB or Apple Desktop
> Bus. Has anyone such hardware (that you could donate to LUGOD)?
> ADB equipment has a round connector that resembles PS/2 keyboard connectors, except
> that (1) there are only four pins, plus a slab of plastic for alignment, (2)
> the keyboard has a second female connector to attach the mouse, and (2) the
> iconic symbol resembles this ASCII-art:
>    *---|
> 	    |-*
>     *--|

Hmm, used to be that sold them at Fry's on the Mac aisle, but that was a
while ago.

| sam -- Programmer I                                                |
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