dencorso, on Oct 19 2009, 12:08 PM, said:
jaclaz, on Oct 18 2009, 05:08 PM, said:
I simply "visualized" in my mind a thingy like this one:
Which is quite understandable. In fact, the Eee PC is a strange beast because it offers 3 external USB ports, and a MMC/SD/SDHC card reader. But internally, the card reader is connected through a dedicated USB port. Stranger still is the fact that the internal Wi-Fi is also connected through another dedicated usb port.
At the risk of going OFF TOPIC
, I guess that it could lead, in due time and with the hopefully coming of USB 3.0 speeds, to a revolution in the way PC's are made (not only netbooks).
I mean once we actually have a "really Universal" and "really Fast" BUS, a PC may become a "core" with CPU+a USB hub, to which you could attach any kind of device, including network card, video card, audio card and what not, a truly modular and easily upgradable solution.
Still off-topic, have a look at this interesting approach to PE portability
A PC in a foreseeable future may resemble a big USB hub to which you connect all your external devices.....
Now, REALLY off-topic, a crazy idea someone actually created: