bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Fri Sep 1 20:11:23 CEST 2017
I've always said, everyone loves standards... their OWN standards. :-)
But seriously, if this is FINALLY the last port anyone will ever create or need, well then okay. But I must say, the only people who benefit from this sort of thing are the device manufacturers and peripheral vendors. The end user, very little if any. It ALWAYS ends up costing me more money than just the purchase price of my computer whenever I upgrade.
> On Sep 1, 2017, at 10:55 , Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> On 2017-09-01 17:03, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>> Tim Cook needs a lot of people to shout "Universal System Bus" at him!
> Well, he must have been listening as the latest MacBook Pro has 4 USB-C ports and a headphone jack - nothing else.
> At the moment, of course, only the power being USB-C is really useful since it can be plugged into any port on either side. Other things require dongles.
> However, USB-C is an international standard (not Apple proprietary, nor Apple created and no-one else adopted) which is gaining much more traction in general - both in smart phones and Windows laptops.
> Okay, so it is going to be a couple more years before USB-C replaces USB/HDMI/DisplayPort/MiniDisplayPort/... but at least it appears (at the moment) to be doing better than other attempts to redefine universal peripheral connection :)
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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