Mar 25, 2020
Once upon a time, there was an interface known as SCSI. Nobody liked setting IDs, chaining devices, or using thick cables on fat connectors. “There’s gotta be a better way!” said the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Apple took them up on their challenge. Apple, Sony, IBM, and other companies came together to design a hot interface: IEEE 1394, better known as FireWire. So if it was so great, why isn’t it still around? Listen in to find out.
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