USB Hijinks

I finally got a taste of the screwy new USB naming scheme this past weekend. It is truly one of the most evil things ever. I was chekcing out Mini Disc players and I noticed that they were “USB 2.0 Full Speed,” and thought “That is totally sweet.” But then I looked at the fine print on the back of the box, which stated: “USB 2.0 Full Speed is the new designation for the USB specification previously known as USB 1.1. It should not be confused with USB High Speed, which was previously known as USB 2.0.” So how many people are buying USB 2.0 Full Speed devices thinking they’re getting actual high speed peripherals. Crizazy.