[time-nuts] Prologix GPIB/USB converter help...

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Apr 17 13:53:30 EDT 2007

In message <000d01c78115$694e1650$0300a8c0 at pc52>, "Tom Van Baak" writes:

>Another example is GPS receivers. How would it be if they
>only came with USB interfaces? Consumers wouldn't care,
>they might even prefer it, but consider why it would drive us
>engineers crazy.

The biggest mistake in USB, was that they didn't define mandatory
device models, like for instance SCSI.

How anybody could come up with USB and not immediately say to themselves
"We better define a async serial profile right away or it will be
bedlam" is beyond me.

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