ADB, the Epitome of Early Apple

Thomas Brand is on top form as he contrasts Apple’s Lightning cable with the company’s long-abandoned ADB interface:

In keeping with Apple’s 1980′s philosophy of industrial design, ADB was intended to be as simple to use as possible, while still being inexpensive to implement. Instead of inventing a new port and cable, a suitable connector was found in the form of the 4 pin mini-DIN connector, which was already being used by S-Video.

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