Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/16/1996 23:42:27
On Sep 16,  8:28pm, "Michael L. VanLoon --" wrote:
} In all fairness, this particular "fix" would probably be mostly used
} by college students living on a mac-and-cheese diet, with an old 386sx
} and a 1542 they picked up used, somewhere.  That is, if they haven't

     Aren't you neglecting a little detail?  Namely, that the 386SX
only has 24 address lines and therefore is only capable of physically
addressing 16 MB of memory.  You might want to change the above to a
386DX.  Then you might want to ask how this poor college student can
afford to buy more then 16 MB of RAM (note that 30 pin SIMM, which is
what a 386 will most likely use, assuming it doesn't use DIP or SIPP,
costs more then 72 pin SIMM).  You might ask how this college student
can afford SCSI hard drives, which are more expensive then IDE drives.
Needless to say, if you can afford the RAM and SCSI HD's, you can
probably afford a new motherboard and/or SCSI controller.  I don't see
it as that big of a problem.

}-- End of excerpt from "Michael L. VanLoon --"