I was thinking of the space where the power in is, and between it and the joy connectors - not replacing them. You should be able to fit several USB-C ports there, and they are thin enough that they probably would not be annoying like a full size HDMI port or the like. The slick approach using the power port (where he has put 12V DC) would be to be able do power/data/video all over one USB-C cable. Then you could just plug the machine into any recent display that offers power over USB-C and be done. If you needed more USB connections for some reason, those monitors always have hubs built into them. Or you could use a splitter/dongle that still uses USB-C for power injection but gives you female HDMI and USB. Justin > On Jul 17, 2017, at 14:06, Jim Brain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > 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 port). > > JIm > >> >> 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 >> >> > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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