Subject: Re: USB 2.0 for the brave
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2001 14:53:24
Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Besides, the existence of USB *at all* is a joke -- firewire has been
> around, in one form or another, since before USB was even concieved, and
> does everything USB does or did, plus more.
I don't think that's true, actually. USB is really aimed at keyboards, mice, etc.
which was not really the target for Firewire. So I think Human Interface Devices
are more developed for USB. That doesn't mean I think USB was a good idea
in the first place. It would probably have been better to just standardize HID
devices for Firewire than coming up with a brand new bus.
But these things are rarely decided on technical merit. It's mostly political.
And I think Apple managed to screw themselves again. They charge a few
cents for every Firewire port produced in the world. That made other companies
upset (like Intel; they've said their chipsets will not support Firewire partly because