[linux-audio-user] [ANNOUNCE] rtc based MTC generator

anahata anahata at treewind.co.uk
Sat Dec 18 10:48:50 EST 2004

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 07:30:27AM -0600, Reuben Martin wrote:
> >> In Europe
> >each country uses its own type of plug, all mutually
> >incompatible.  Sounds way more advanced.  ;-)
> Yeah, that's one thing that's always puzzled me. They've managed to
> get their act together with a common currency. You'ld think something
> like a common plug wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

I think many European contries *have* standardized on a circular
connector with two pins and a peripheral ground connection. It's only
the UK that insists on being different. The UK is also moving from 240V
to a European standard of 230V, while the rest of Europe moves from
(usually) 220V also to 230. Maybe the plan is for the UK to adopt the
Euro standard connector too, but as there are big issues with house
wiring and compatibility it could be a long and painful process.

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