Re: iButtons

Joachim Feise (
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 15:47:40 -0800

Jim Whitehead wrote:
> >From their overview page:
> The iButton is a 16mm computer chip housed in a stainless steel can.

This is actually pretty old stuff. They are around a couple of years already.
I've seen ads in Byte for a dongle with these buttons a couple years back. When
your license expired, you just got a new button and your sw was running again.
They never managed to get much market share, though.
Anyway, this was pre-Web...