For those of us who don’t know the history of USB, it’s been around since 1996. Here’s some interesting facts (Thanks Wikipedia):
– Designer: Ajay Bhatt, Intel
– Manufacturer Intel, Compaq, Microsoft, NEC, Digital
– About 2 billion USB devices sold annually.
– Up to version 3.0
It’s a really widely adopted standard, especially computer peripherals, like mice.
Except if you’re Hewlett-Packard.
Somehow they missed the change. Seeing how they ship a PS2 mouse with every HP desktop we order.
We’ve been ordering some real nice HP desktops (8000 Elites). Great PCs for the business.
At least they have a PS2 motherboard connection, but really? PS2? Sure it keeps costs down. I mean they’ve got to be saving at least 20¢.
But it’s cool. They go really well with our, wait for it, …
Seriously, I should stop by Palo Alto with a firewall cable and watch all the HP engineers freak out.