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Playing favorites with USB

A reader writes to point out that not all high-speed communications technologies are created equal.


Playing favorites with USB

In response to the May 14 article, "Microsoft and XP give USB 2.0 a break":

Your article seemed to be very biased in favor of USB 2.0. Perhaps as a news outlet, you should make a better attempt at unbiased reporting and when writing an article that refers to two relatively new, competing technologies, try not to call one "budding" and not say anything about the other, except that there is a license fee for the technology.

Regardless of the fact that both USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 are high-speed communications technologies, did it ever occur to you that they are technically different and depending on the application, one may be better than the other?

David Brouda
Blue Bell, Pa.