Monitoring the Situation
TechFan #52

On October 21, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Why demolish and old building when you could simply refurbish it, and how that relates to old monitors is the focus this week. Do you remember your first color computer monitor? We do, and we thank the geek gods that display technology has kept pace with computer technology over the past twenty years.

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Here’s our second in an ongoing series of helpful Q&A conversations between John “Nemo” Nemerovski and Guy Serle. Nemo asks the questions and Guy ducks answering them like a felon avoids a parole officer. Uh, not that he knows anything about that. They welcome your suggestions for future topics.

NEMO: What are the different types of connectors used for displays that work with Apple computers, Guy?

GUY: Not too loaded a question, sheesh! Maybe I should get loaded first? No, no, that always leads to trouble. Back to your question. Early on, Apple didn’t need to worry about monitors for Macs (or Mac-Like computers) since they were built-in to all their original models. I’m speaking of the LISA and the first 128K Mac to the Mac Plus. I didn’t include the Mac SE in this list since the day it was introduced; Apple also came out with their first real expandable Mac, the Mac II.

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