two steps forward one step back

Charles Hallenbeck chuckh at
Tue Dec 11 11:42:41 EST 2001

Maybe so. I will have to look into that further. I cannot remember exactly
when I got this thig, but it was in the late 1980s when the Arkenstone
system included a CPU on an expansion card and required a Dectalk internal
for speech. I guess the only thing it required from the host computer was
the power supply and the cabinet to keep the flies off of it. When the
Arkenstone moved over to software OCR  I just kept the old scanner and
used their proprietary interface card. The model is "Scanjet Plus", and it
has given me my moneys worth over the last 12-15 years.

I have not yet played with DOSEMU but it looks like now is the time.

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> Chuck, thoes cards
> are still SCSI cards even thoeugh they
> have one port that looks like a parallel port.
> Greg
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 10:22:14AM -0500, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > I am glad to know DOS runs on your system, John - that meas there has got
> > to be a way for it run here, so I will pursue that angle.
> >
> > Steve - this flat bed scanner is a very old one which requires a
> > proprietary interface card. The card looks like a printer port, and the
> > connecting cable is a standard printer cable. So a PCI/SCSI card will
> > probably not help. I need a new scanner, and if I do that I will probably
> > just get on board with the Linux development efforts. But it will all have
> > to wait until after the holiday bills come in.
> >
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