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SubjectRe: The latest instance in the A20 farce
> I also really, really, *REALLY* hate them for killing serial ports.  It's
> a Bad Idea[TM].

Why, it opens up the market for serial-ports-on-USB devices. HW
manufactures can make significantly more money on that than on $7.95
ISA multi I/O cards[1] ;-)


[1] and I still dislike those, because they are only useful with lots
and lots of jumpers for which you always can't find the description...
but RS232 ports _are_ necessary in the real world, and more often than
you like you need more than 2 of them.
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