Winner, Name that Ware May 2022

The Ware for May 2022 is a Lenovo Thinkpad Minidock, Type 4338 from back when I had a T520 Thinkpad — circa 2011, about a decade ago. It’s slightly unusual for its time period, because it was probably one of the last brand-name OEM pieces of hardware that featured a parallel port. As a hardware hacker I bemoaned the parallel port’s obsolescence: it was the closest thing we had to standardized GPIOs on a “full sized OS” until the Raspberry Pi. Anyways, I was cleaning out some old hardware and thought it’d be interesting to see what’s inside. Congrats to Matthew for nailing it, email me for your prize!

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