Re: The Ultimate-64

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:06:28 -0500
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On 7/17/2017 12:50 PM, Justin wrote:
> 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.
Possibly, but I think the joy connectors are a huge draw, and having to 
buy expensive adapters or cables just to enjoy the limited use of a port 
that has the least utility (save maybe for the cassette port, but there 
are passionate folks who guard the cassette port with their lives, while 
there evidently is only a handful of people so passionate about the user 


> 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

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