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Re: [opensuse] Re: cable question
On 2011/11/15 00:01 (GMT) Jim Henderson composed:

On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:00:39 -0500, doug wrote:

Don't throw it out. Some day you may acquire a plotter, or something
like that, that still uses a serial interface.

If I'd kept all the electronics and cables that I'd had "in case I might
need it some day", my basement would be full of old stuff, 386 desktops,
486 servers, SCSI hard drives, EISA controllers, etc. I had some old AST
Rampage boards I had received back in 1988 "just in case" I might need
them.

Need is inversely proportional to availability. My needs are modest, because I don't toss things that I might ever have a use for, particularly copper cables, which could some day be a form of currency. :-)

I would guess that if one were to acquire a device that needed a serial
cable, one would still not be difficult to find.

Just because serial cables have been easy to find in the past is no guarantee that they will continue to be after new PCs haven't had serial ports in over 10 years.
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