New batch of pdp8 OMNIBUS to USB interface! Please Read and react!

Peter Corlett abuse at
Wed Feb 15 05:03:25 CST 2017

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:02:55AM -0500, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> This is a peripheral. USB OTG doesn't apply, and USB-A would be
> "inappropriate". Pretend this is an inkjet printer. What plug would you
> expect to find on that?

Choose your own facile answer:

a) None, printers have *sockets*;
b) RJ-45; or
c) The only thing I'd connect to an inkjet printer is a steel-toecapped boot.

I much prefer regular USB A/B connectors, as the "micro" form is rather
mechanically weak and seems to break easily. The USB 3 variant is particularly
awful. I have yet to handle any USB C kit, which seems OK on paper, but only
time will tell how good it is in practice.

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