[futurebasic] Re: [FB] X-FB CDRW outcome?

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From: Derek Smith <dereksmi@...>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 22:14:18 -1000
On Sat, 19 Feb 2000 AlStaff@... wrote:

> >Firewire replaced SCSI.  USB replaced the serial ports.  Comparing USB
> >to
> >SCSI in terms of speed isn't really a fair comparison.
> 
> You obviously don't have an iMac. With an iMac, USB replaced both the serial 
> ports and SCSI. If you have an iMac, USB is your only option.

Actually, I do have an iMac, and a G3.  The market for USB devices is far
richer than it ever was for SCSI.  Obviously not everyone was happy with
USB for whatever reason, but it was time to move forward.  I've bought a
number of USB devices and the entire system has made me quite happy.  SCSI
was always a pain in the ass what with ID's, termination, and the horrible
things that would happen when your retard coworkers would unplug a scanner
while the mac was on.  No to mention all the rebooting while you tried to
get something to function.

I know what an iMac is for and who its aimed at.  I never expected it to
handle any legacy SCSI devices when I got it and I still don't.  If a
person needs SCSI support, the G3/G4 is aimed at them.  My favorite
complaint to hear is that a lowly IIci or IIsi had SCSI and a G4 doesn't,
but don't forget, a IIci when it was new cost twice as much as an entry
level G4.  

-D