I think the engineering effort by Gideon on this is nothing short of heroic, and I have no problem with this compromise. If I were to speculate on how to “save” the user port, and had infinite engineering resources to pour into it, I’d have used USB-C connectors for power, USB, and modern video out. Odds are that with a replacement trim panel they could be fit into the joystick and power side panel, or maybe even alongside the user, tape, or cartridge edge connectors to claw back the user port real estate at the expense of forcing the user to buy bleeding edge cabling or adapters. I like his inward-facing USB port. Apple did that briefly with firewire ports, and while it never really got exercised, it seemed like a cool idea. Justin > On Jul 17, 2017, at 13:32, Jim Brain <email@example.com> wrote: > > On 7/17/2017 11:19 AM, smf wrote: >> On 17/07/2017 16:34, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >> >>> I understand his choice and this was one of the things I also suggested. This is a compromise. >> >> I get that, but I'm still disappointed. > Do you (or any of you on the list) understand how absolutely devastating that viewpoint is to those who consider building solutions for the platform? > > I realize everyone is entitled to an opinion, and this list should discuss the merits of such an omission as part of normal discourse, but the implications of making such blanket statements are far-reaching. It certainly doesn't foster community spirit. > >> >> I might be wrong but I'm assuming it's the unpopulated 2 rows of 12 pins between the keyboard and the cartridge port. If so then it's not the best compromise. > How would you have compromised? > > Jim > -- > > Jim Brain > email@example.com > www.jbrain.com > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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