FireWire poised to become ubiquitous
While Apple Computer was happy to take home an Emmy for its FireWire
technology, the company must be even more pleased that the high-speed
connection is moving closer to a bigger goal-- becoming standard on the
majority of PCs.
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The origins of FireWire can be traced to the 1990s when Apple was seeking a
way to replace the aging SCSI port that had been a part of the Macintosh
since its early days.
"We needed to surpass what SCSI was capable of doing in a more easy-to-use
way," Bogar said. In addition to being slow, SCSI peripherals required the
first and last device in the chain to have terminators and also had awkward
switch settings that had to be manually set by the computer owner.
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