I've a very cyber-concious young decker friend that wants to get into skillsofts and skillwires etc. We know he needs skillwires but drew a blank as to wether or not he needed a chipjack.
So the question is :
What's the differences between a datajack and a chipjack. Srun I is very vague on this (no access to Srun II as of yet). The major difference I can is that you can do a hell of a lot more with a datajack than with a chipjack, and there is nothing you can do with a chipjack that you can't do with a datajack. The essence and cost are the same, so what's the difference.Message no. 2
Smiling Wolf <SLEIBOWITZ@****.HAMPSHIRE.EDU>
Mon, 28 Sep 92 11:44:00 EDT
> What's the differences between a datajack and a chipjack. Srun I is >very vague on this (no access to Srun II as of yet). The major difference I >can is that you can do a hell of a lot more with a datajack than with a >chipjack, and there is nothing you can do with a chipjack that you can't do >with a datajack. The essence and cost are the same, so what's the difference.
Although I'm not sure that there are any differences beyond this one, I _am_ sure that a character can only have one datajack, which can only be used for one thing at a time, where a character can have multiple chipjacks. If you have Shadowtech (or know someone with a copy), check out the softlink, which allows you to slot more than one chip simultaneously w/o the need for multiple jacks.
Question: What's the differences between a datajack and a chipjack? What's needed for Skillwires?
Partial Answer: (Ain't no such thing as a full answer) Relating to SkillSofts--> While Datajacks can accomodate DataSofts, Chipjacks can access DataSofts,LinguaSofts,KnowSofts,and ActiveSofts. Remember that Skillwire systems come with a "free" chipjack built into them, and Skillwires are required for ActiveSofts.
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