On 6/27/2006 at 11:36 PM J.C. Wren wrote:
Everyone seems to think every damn card, bus, and
system made should
be backwards to the AND gate. Get over it, move in to the 90's. At the
If the PS/2 was AOL, then MCA had to be OS/2. Good technically, but not
widely adopted. Sort of like EISA.
I suspect there's not much life left in the "open up the box and swap a
card" idea, at least as far as personal computers go. Increasingly, I'm
seeing people who have NEVER been inside their systems to add or upgrade a
card. Numbers of expansion slots are decreasing (the system I'm writing
this on has a grand total of 3 PCI slots).
So, I guess if you want to be "up to date" on buses, you'd be looking at
USB or Firewire.
Although not PeeCee, there''s also PC/104, although very 90's, isn't much
different electrically from the good old ISA bus.