Subject: Re: Localtalk interface design ideas
To: Mike O'Dell <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/13/1997 14:00:48
> well, the easiest way to get a Localtalk interface is to find one of
> the Farallon cards at a swap meet.  It's just an 8530 with ISAbus
> glue and the requisite drivers and transformers on the network cable
> side.

True.. But what good will that do my mac IIsi at home? Apple supports
LocalTalk on that hardware, why can't we? :-)

But your suggestion is relevant in that I want to come up with a
support model which will support such a beast, support the mac's
built-in abilities, and also support the (ISA) cards out there which 
have on-board CPU's to off-load most of the work.

Take care,