Ope, found the box with the :CueCats
@lmorchard I have 5 or 6 of those around here somewhere.
Ask me about the time J Jovan Philyaw threatened to sue me.
@lmorchard I had one of these in the 90s and even built a sling against the wall for it, since it only had a PS/2 keyboard connector and only worked with catscratch and UPC barcodes.
@lmorchard Vaguely recall the Cue:Cat only works with PS/2 keyboard interfaces and can take another keyboard like basically anything else but the Cue:Cat was specifically a keyboard device on PS/2. It was a borderline obsolete device for the era it was invented, as I recall.
@BalooUriza yeah, the one use I had for it was scanning my books into a personal catalog in a weekend hyperfocus spree that I never repeated nor maintained. Whatever the software was, it accepted the garbage the cuecat typed from a barcode scan as a pretend keyboard
@lmorchard I'm pretty sure Catscratch barcodes were both born and died with this device's lifespan. Like the only use I can see for libraries to scan library barcodes.
@firstname.lastname@example.org I think I might still have one of those around somewhere. Who doesn't want a sleek cat shaped barcode scanner.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.