Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jun 2009 17:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "There's no such thing as the perfect computer, and never has been. But in the personal computer's long and varied history, some computers have been decidedly less perfect than others. Many early PCs shipped with major design flaws that either sunk platforms outright or considerably slowed down their adoption by the public. Decades later, we can still learn from these multi-million dollar mistakes. By no means is the following list exhaustive; one could probably write about the flaws of every PC ever released. But when considering past design mistakes, these examples spring to my mind."
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USB
by antik on Tue 16th Jun 2009 06:17 UTC
antik
Member since:
2006-05-19

The biggest failure of all times is our beloved USB. Yes, this shit become nightmare to all users who got it- it's prone to break connectors, loose power, keep your table a mess.

GIMME BACK MY PS/2!

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RE: USB
by darknexus on Tue 16th Jun 2009 23:48 in reply to "USB"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

That had to be a joke, I hope. PS/2 pins can bend just by pulling the connector out of the port too quickly. I've never had a USB cable break under normal conditions--ok, I did sit on one at one point and it bent pretty bad, but I'd hardly call that a normal condition and I know exactly what would've happened to a ps/2 connector and, more importantly, the ps/2 port if that's what it had been instead of a USB. At least with the USB port the cable bent, which was quick and simple to replace in contrast to the PS/2 port needing replacement from bits of pins getting stuck in it.

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