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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
2019-11-19, 23:28

I just spent a few minutes rifling through a tangle of cables to try and find the one that goes to a scanner.

It's one of those bastard USB connection flavors - the one I call "top hat" because it's shaped like a hat.

At the moment I found the right cable I suddenly understood why the last few batches of Mac laptops have gone all USB Type-C... one cable should work for anything.

We have endured USB bullshit for more than 20 years and only NOW do we have a "universal USB" solution?

So now I'm angry, because I suspect that it's still not going to be a standard anytime soon.

Not while money can be made on proprietary solutions.


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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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2019-11-19, 23:44

Yeah, got to love all the needless variants of USB, like mini, and micro, and micro-b. Should have just stuck with USB-A and then gone to C, the rest are more of a pain than anything.
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2019-11-19, 23:51

It was bad to develop micro when there was already mini.
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2019-11-20, 11:38

USB-C is the future until it's not. And, yes, one-size-fits-all-on-everything is the way to go, and precisely why USB-C exists. I'm glad that Apple went all-in, and mad that the rest of the industry keeps dancing around with legacy crap.

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