Re: [NTLK] What's a dongle (was: A Newbie Question

From: Michael 'Mickey' Sattler (
Date: Sat Jun 01 2002 - 00:50:13 EDT

At 21:41 -0700 5/31/2002, Steven Stanley wrote:

>Can someone explain to me the "dongle" that is used with the 2x00

Yes, with pleasure.

The dongle is an adapter between a standard Apple peripheral (serial)
cable and the very non-standard Newton serial connector. Bad Apple,
Bad :-)

>What about this SER-001 adapter...

Obviates the need for a dongle; desirable because repeated use of the
dongle can break the serial connection. Much lauded.


Michael "Mickey" Sattler, Geek Times   <>
San Francisco, California, USA    <>

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. -- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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