USB has come a long way since its inception. Remember the days when hotplugging was feared, and frequent blue screens would occur? Unless you're extremly unfortunate those days are gone, and despite my love for Firewire, there's no denying how very useful USB is. EverythingUSB look back over the last 10 years.
Universal Serial Bus is a success story. Officially introduced by a consortium of seven computer and telecommunications industry leaders in 1995, USB has evolved to become a truly universal technology - not only for personal computers, but also across the consumer electronic product platform. In fact, it has become so pervasive, that at any electronic retail stores in the U.S., such as CompUSA or BestBuy, it is easy to find numerous consumer products with a USB connection.
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