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  1. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    The makers of the USB connector finally figured out that it would be more practical to have a reversible connector , taking a cue from Apple's new phone connector.
    Took them long enough to figure that one out. They should have asked me years ago
     
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    I cant wait to get one....
     
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    Yea just what I want to do, replace everything I own with a USB or USB Micro connector. But of course there will be an adapter market.

    Seems a better idea just to teach people to look at the connector before they jam it into the receptacle.
     
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    Yay, let's reinvent a standard so the UNIVERSAL plug won't work anymore! :p :D

    I haven't heard about that one. I also kind of wonder what's gonna happen when people start to expect that things have to go in any way they try to plug it, and the idea of trying to adjust their approach to meet the situation goes away in favor of the doctrine that the situation should match any approach the user can come up with.
     
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    this reminds me of the comments that I heard when USB came out to replace din8 din9 and serial cables...

    and scsi...
     
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    Heh - yeah, well... in the case of the original USB one of the major arguments against it was that it just didn't work for several years. I don't remember anyone actually complaining about being able to plug in devices without turning off the computer first.

    I think the SCSI complaints must have come from Apple haters.
     
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    It's because to see the receptacle on the computer you have to get on your hands and knees with a flashlight
     
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    Gosh, that sounds like an awfully long time ago. I'm starting to recall all that unique id stuff. Not such pleasant memories when i think about it.
     
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    You don't have to look at the slot. One side of your USB plug has the USB symbol on it-- that's the side that goes up (or, in the case of a vertical motherboard, towards the top of the board).
     
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    Actually, on a lot of the cables the symbol is raised so you can also feel it with your finger.
     
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    EXACTLY.. but it is the 'devil you know' thing.

    people get used to stuff that is at once a great innovation AND crappy... and when the new GREAT innovation (also crappy in a couple of years) comes along... lots of people are used to the devil they know... and they hate change...

    but it comes anyway (because it is actually better) and eventually, kicking and screaming and whining and complaining... they move and the new evil becomes the beloved 'reliable though flawed' solution that will be pitted against the new new evil....

    the only thing that stays static... is the response.
     
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    Ouch! I've been trying for decades to forget about SCSIs. Yeah, I'm one of those that designed one in. Don't hate me for it, I already hate myself for it.
     
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    what ever happened to fire wire?
     
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    I'm convinced that USB cables exist in 4 dimensions - Often when I'm trying to plug something into the back of my tower, I'll try it one way and it won't seem to fit, so I turn it over and try it the other way and it STILL doesn't fit, so I turn it over again and it fits. 4 dimensional properties are the only explanation. ;)
     
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    It was the Betamax of plug 'n play connectors.

    Actually. not quite - it did become kinda popular for digital audio equipment, but not much else.
     
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    Interestingly enough, I've still got an Apple wall-wart/charging-block thingy that only has a firewire port on it. It came with my 2nd gen 40g iPod (which was $499), along with a three ended cable... firewire on one end, USB on one end, and the older 30-pin iPod connector.

    I've got nothing to even use it with. That is, except that old iPod, which still works.
     
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    Mid-pro standard for video too. I think firewire got basically matched for speed with the advent of USB 2.0, the great advantage being the exact same plug configuration as the original USB, as well as significantly higher uptake.
     
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    That was my point exactly
    Except I think there are 6 dimensions

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    I have an IBM server at the office running Windows Server 2003 with two SCSIs. It ran SCO Unix for a couple of years before it got Windows. I'm going to replace it early next year. I'll be sad to see it go-- it's the only machine there that I have had zero trouble with. I haven't even had to replace the power supply!

    I might put BSD on it and use it as a tertiary backup or something just to see how long it will go...
     
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    Daisy chaining scuzzies... oh yeh... takes you back... ;)
     
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