> >I agree that an ISA bus would be neat and allow us to put lots of
> >clone cards in the system, but I could live even without this.
> I used to think that we could do without any sort of I/O expansion bus,
> but it does mean that you have to put _everything_ on the motherboard,
> including disgusting things like floppy controllers. If we can do an
> ISA interface (anyone have any ideas on how to do this yet?) without
> affecting the overall price too much, I'd say go for it. If not, rip
> it off and use Steve's simpler design. This will mean that we have to
> make our own cards, but they won't be difficult, and it will keep the
> cost of the whole machine down.
Generally I agree. How about, as a completely separate project, a
SCSI <=> ISA bus translator? If SCSI is fast enough for a tape
drive it's plenty fast enough for anything I'd want to buy an
ISA-bus board for. Would this be feasible? Anything with a SCSI
bus (e.g., Mac, SUN-3) could use it.