[TriLUG] What did the PS in PS/2 stand for?
mfreeze at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 13:01:30 EST 2005
I could be wrong but I always thought that PS stood for 'Personal System'
and the keyboard and mouse connector types were adopted by other systems and
carried the 'PS/2-type connector' term with them.
On 12/7/05, Aaron Joyner <aaron at joyner.ws> wrote:
> So here's a trivia question for the old school IBMers who frequent the
> list. Does anyone know what the PS in the IBM PS/2's name stood for?
> Someone asked me earlier today was asking why the PS2 keyboard port was
> labeled as such (their explanation referred to the playstation 2... :),
> and I knew it was derived from the PS/2, but not what the actual PS in
> that name stood for.
> Anyone? :)
> Aaron S. Joyner
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