Computers and Serial Communication

A short treatise on the history of serial communication
By Charles Keith

This short introduction to the history of serial communications is intended to introduce the young audience to this subject. Hopefully there are enough interesting facts to keep the interest of the general reader.

1. The Electric Telegraph
2. Serial Communication and Radio
3. Early Computer Interfaces
4. Early Microprocessors and the UART
5. Modern Serial Communication

Copyright 1997, Charles Keith
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