[X4U] iPad news

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Tue Feb 2 10:13:23 PST 2010

On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, zapcat wrote:

> irrelevant.  It is fitting that Apple will be the driving force for 
> the industry to adopt HTML5, just as Apple was the driving force away 
> from SCSI and floppy drives, and towards using USB and FireWire. 

I'd be interested in knowing what you base the claim that Apple was the
driving force away from SCSI and floppy drives.  The PC desktop world never
really went with SCSI, just high-end workstations.  It was SAS that did SCSI
in.  As for floppies, they remained on PC's until flash drives became

Yes, Apple drove the usage of USB and Firewire, but Firewire is sadly well
on its way to becoming irrelevant.  I rather hope that the next Mac Pro
includes either USB3, or eSATA ports, in addition to Firewire ports.  Have
you looked recently for *new* Firewire devices?


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