[rescue] Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Aug 20 10:36:21 CDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 11:10:45AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
>Even if that's true of most of them (I'm not competent to comment on
>that), how does that justify cutting off the rest?

Becuase in a world where people buy according to price from the wholesaler,
to the retailer, to the customer, any extra feature adds more money to
the final price. 

>Note that a lot of single-board computers have parallel ports, just not
>labeled as such (they're typically called something like "GPIO pins");
>clearly I'm not the only person who wants them.

Single board computers are usually put INTO things, and not computers.
The market is quite different. So much different in fact that many 
microprocessor chips for embedded use have GPIO ports on them.


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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