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Hi lists,

> That is interesting since SCSI is a simple thing to add to a PC, you
> have to wonder why they went GPIB, which is a rather slow interface used
> for electronic instruments. National Instruments more or less owns the
> GPIB business. There is a very hidden form on their website where you
> can turn in some old GPIB to get half price (last time I looked) on a
> new one. I managed to find a 232 to GPIB converter on the surplus
> market, so I never pursued the trade up route.

SCSI was not mature on the PC back when the Leaf was developed, and every
card used a different driver etc.  GPIB was fast enough, as the limiting
factor was the scan time, not the transfer time.

Regards,

Austin


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