Re: Cheapo Video Cam available!

Larry Chace (rlc1@cornell.edu)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 22:23:43 -0400


Richard Colman recently offered some QuickCams for sale and seemed to
suggest that they "can PROBABLY be used on a Windows PC as well".

The QuickCam (for Macintosh) will *NOT* (I say, *NOT*) work with a PC.
Connectix is working on such a device, we've heard, but no one should think
that they can just "whip up a cable" to make the QuickCam (For Macintosh)
PC-compatible. That device depends upon the Mac's very much faster
(RS-422) serial port and upon some complex support software that runs on
the Mac.

It runs on a Mac, and quite nicely, but *NOT* on a PC.

Larry Chace (RLC1@cornell.edu)