How USB Ports Took Over the World

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Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2005, 13:10
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The original “bondi blue” iMac was the first computer to offer USB ports without offering “legacy” ports. That’s right — no serial ports, no ADB. The result was a flood of USB devices in white-and-blue plastic. This was a crucial turning point that created a reason to prefer USB to non-USB ports. Learn the history of the USB standard and some of its benefits to users and vendors, as well as where it missed the boat.


The original “bondi blue” iMac was the first computer to offer USB ports without offering “legacy” ports. That’s right — no serial ports, no ADB. The result was a flood of USB devices in white-and-blue plastic. This was a crucial turning point that created a reason to prefer USB to non-USB ports. Learn the history of the USB standard and some of its benefits to users and vendors, as well as where it missed the boat.

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