I heard from the Product Manager. Your points are valid, a detail is not accurate, but your overall points are valid. The detail that is wrong is that 'the round connection is not standard and we made it proprietary with that extra pin'. That actually IS the standard for a round RS-232 connection. I guess a keyboard connection is not the standard RS-232 connection. Back to your point....We're working on it. I got no forecast and couldn't/wouldn't share it if I did. Thanks for pointing this out. It gives us even more motivation to get this changed to something more up to date. And Delmarva Keith will be happy to know that we have a giant stack of punch cards ready to go to run the program to get this work done.