SCSI Harbor (device canister) Meeting

PJohansson at PJohansson at
Thu Sep 18 19:32:00 PDT 1997

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In a message dated 97-09-18 16:50:58 EDT, John.Lohmeyer at Symbios.COM (John
Lohmeyer) writes:

<<Standardize a storage container capable of being used in a broad variety of
storage peripherals (priority being disk drives) in order to lower the cost
and increase the opportunity for SCSI storage component suppliers.>>

John, what is a "SCSI" storage component? Is it parallel SCSI? Fibre channel?
1394? All of them? If the latter, that's a lot to standardize...

If it is, in fact, only one of the interfaces could you be more precise in

Some think that the generic term "SCSI" is evolving to mean a particular
command set and not a particular interface. It would help promote clearer
market understanding if we agree on our terminology and not resort to
Humpty-Dumpty's approach, "When I use a word it means exactly what I want it
to mean."

Peter Johansson

Congruent Software, Inc.
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Oakland, CA  94602

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