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I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: hal
Date: September 10, 2019 03:56PM
I might have to open a line of credit, but DAMMIT surely he must have blown a gasket at some point with those damned ports in THE WRONG PLACE.

Perhaps you can tell that I had to do a LONG TERM cable switch (LONG TERM because having to regularly do this would lead to murder) and while reaching and reaching and reaching, I knocked over my cup of tea all over my desk which lead to a MAJOR cleanup.

10 minutes later, I have my printed page - CURSE YOU Steve Jobs!
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 10, 2019 04:59PM
Yeah, $30...

[www.amazon.com]





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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: September 10, 2019 05:08PM
I’d be willing to bet he used Wireless kB and mouse and iCloud Drive.



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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 10, 2019 05:10PM
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jdc
Yeah, $30...

[www.amazon.com]


if you are gonna look at those 4 USB ports anyway, why not built them in the front of the machine from the beginning? why force users to buy addons like these?
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: hal
Date: September 10, 2019 05:53PM
that looks EVEN HARDER to plug in than a cable...

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jdc
Yeah, $30...

[www.amazon.com]




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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 10, 2019 06:03PM
its not. Bought one last year, snapped in and done. works like it should.



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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 10, 2019 06:23PM
that looks EVEN HARDER to plug in than a cable...

I think the point is you only do it once.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 10, 2019 06:28PM




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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
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Date: September 10, 2019 06:43PM





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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 10, 2019 06:45PM
And not available for the older "thick" aluminum iMac's.

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hal
that looks EVEN HARDER to plug in than a cable...

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jdc
Yeah, $30...

[www.amazon.com]

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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 10, 2019 07:13PM
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jdc
Yeah, $30...

[www.amazon.com]


Almost bought one of those, but discovered it would get in the way of my keyboard (MS Natural 4000), which often sits partially under the iMac. I bought a Sabrent cabled 4-port instead, then had to buy a power supply for it to run a bus-powered drive. Now I need another port or two. . .

Hal: I'll do a video of me trying to get an SD card into the slot in back. That's just as bad, or worse!

/Mr Lynn



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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: lost in space
Date: September 10, 2019 07:30PM
You'd think he would have screamed about SCSI.



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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 10, 2019 08:39PM
No way. He approved the current form factor, with all of the ports on the back.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 10, 2019 09:48PM
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sekker
No way. He approved the current form factor, with all of the ports on the back.

Form over function. It does make for a beautiful computer. Just a challenge for us users fishing for ports around back.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: hal
Date: September 10, 2019 10:22PM
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sekker
No way. He approved the current form factor, with all of the ports on the back.

he approved it because it looks great, but I want to see him trying to USE one.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 11, 2019 09:22AM
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mrlynn
Hal: I'll do a video of me trying to get an SD card into the slot in back. That's just as bad, or worse!
/Mr Lynn

The back-plane SD card slot is much better then the side slot, which happened to be right below the CD/DVD slot.

Yes. I did put an SD card in my disk slot.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 11, 2019 09:24AM
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hal
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sekker
No way. He approved the current form factor, with all of the ports on the back.

he approved it because it looks great, but I want to see him trying to USE one.

He never did (I bet).

He probably only grudgingly allowed them to put any ports on it because it was pointed out that we are not yet in the 24th century where everything is wireless and/or powered by onboard mini fusion reactors.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 11, 2019 11:07AM
And not available for the older "thick" aluminum iMac's.

Not available for all 'thin' iMacs.


Form over function. It does make for a beautiful computer. Just a challenge for us users fishing for ports around back.

It is, but I didn't put my iMac in a cabinet or confine space just for that reason.

I pull it towards me a little, turn it, and boom! Done. Pushing back and all's well.

I have to admit, I can handle the form over function bit easily enough.

The OS tweaks form version to version that relocate common functions almost every time is what chaps my hide.




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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 11, 2019 08:10PM
Not form over function, Ives’ vanity.
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Re: I would give $1M for a video of Steve Jobs cursing as he tries to plug a usb cable to the back of his imac
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 11, 2019 09:32PM
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sekker
Not form over function, Ives’ vanity.

Is there a difference?

/Mr Lynn
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