[OT] USB v "legacy" interfaces

From: J.C. Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 16:20:34 2005

Fred Cisin wrote:

>There is at least one documented instance of a fatality from the
>frustration of end-user RS232 interfacing. (a user took a personal
>computer (CP/M?) and a serial printer to a store to have them connect
>them; after several weeks without success, he shot and killed the store
>USB eliminates most end-user frustration, and replaces it with an
>extraordinarily high level of frustration for hobbyists and developers.
>What is the suicide rate?
>Even I can build simple stuff that connects to RS232 and Centronics.
>But I don't think that I will ever be able to build anything USB.
>Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Then you haven't looked very closely at the offerings from FTDI. <URL:
http://www.ftdichip.com/ >

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 16:20:34 GMT

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