drosse1meyer wrote on 2021-01-21, 02:03:
USB ports/cable. They couldn't come up with a better design or convention? Requiring you to look at the damn cable every time you plug something in... le sigh. I guess we can be thankful that USBC is finally here.
From a cable orientation perspective, I agree . For pretty much everything else, USB C is a pile of hot garbage, IMHO .
That the USB-IF did not mandate some form of distinguishing mark on USB-C cables to help differentiate those with/without high power handling, alternate modes, etc strikes me as something extremely short-sighted (to avoid use of more disparaging term as I contain my rage) for a standards committee .
That said, if you have the right cable, it works fine . Knowing which cable that is, if you have a drawer full, requires a crystal ball . I will leave it as an exercise to the reader to guess what I would like the members of the USB-IF to do with the said crystal ball (hint: a certain bodily orifice may or may not be involved) .