So I'm about to teach high schoolers about computer ports, but I'm struggling to figure out how I can teach this topic and keep it interesting. Any ideas?

@ianrbuck serial ports & parallel ports? TCP/UDP ports? Software ports? Any ports in a storm?

@thenomad hardware ports. USB (all variants), Lightning, 3.5mm jack, VGA, HDMI, DVI, ethernet, DisplayPort, SD card...

@ianrbuck Demo RS-232 serial communication between two hosts using kermit or mincom.

@ianrbuck Show them the old ways. Let them understand how far we've come.

@thenomad "alright kids, today we're going to do some programming on punch cards!"

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