tall card definition hardware
An expansion card for the IBM PC AT
. These can be larger than IBM PC
or IBM PC XT
cards because the AT case is bigger.
When IBM introduced the PS/2 model 30 (its last gasp at supporting the ISA
) they made the case lower and many industry-standard tall cards wouldn't fit. This was felt to be a reincarnation of the connector conspiracy
, done with less style.
See also short card