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Networking Cable System - Apple, 1984 Object Reg. No: HT 13417

The Networking System comprises cables and junction boxes (nodes) and was used in establishing a network connecting computers and peripherals, e.g. printers, There is also an adaptor cable to convert from one connector type to another.

The Networking System was of the daisy-chain type, where the cabling linked from computer to computer and peripherals via the node boxes. Apple called its network cable system LocalTalk, and the software that ran it was called AppleTalk.

Network connectivity was built into every Macintosh right from the beginning. Network friendliness out of the box was a major point of difference between the Macintosh and other computers and was implemented by the Network Cable System.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Two connecting nodes
Two cables
Acquisition Information:
Donation from John Green
Discipline: Technology
Dimension Comment: See parts records for dimensions.

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Tagged with: computer accessories, computer cables, computer networking, computer peripherals, computers, computing, making history - apple computer collection
Themes this item is part of: The Apple Networking Cable System - AppleTalk & LocalTalk, Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - Cable Networking 1984-1991, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: connectors
Manufacturer: Apple Computer Inc, Cupertino, California, United States of America, 1984

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