[OT] USB KVM switches

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed Feb 2 06:46:38 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 00:33 +0000, Tony Duell wrote:
> In general I dislike the idea of 'one size fits all' solutions. There's
> no good reason why a printer should use the same interface as a digital
> camera or a keyboard or a mouse or....

Unless you're a totally moronic user who is incapable of matching up
plugs to sockets, reading the manual, or appreciating that computers are
(and always will be) complex tools which do actually require that the
user has a small number of braincells to rub together.

Not helped by the likes of Microsoft who through the use of marketing
(and word of mouth amongst clueless idiots) try and convince people

Look at the people who run systems that are open to the 'net, and look
at the people who design software to be so insecure in the first place.
With that in mind, anything's possible...

> TO try to fit everything into one
> standard is likely to make things over-complex for no particularly good
> reason.

In a way. I'm less objectionable to oddball SCSI devices though because
typically they'd require reasonable hardware support if they *weren't*
using SCSI. But it seems to make no sense to get rid of perfectly good
interfaces for things like mice and keyboards - except for reasons of
dumbing down the technology, which IMHO is always a bad thing.
Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 06:46:38 GMT

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