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Comment: Re:And we are back to them again... (Score 1) 60

by Iniamyen (#48876329) Attached to: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge
As I understand it, the difference between a cartridge and something like a USB drive is one of level of integration. In the case of a cartrige, the logic in the cartridge is basically directly interfaced with the system hardware, and becomes part of the execution path directly. With a USB drive, there are layers of obfuscation separating the data on the drive from the computer (USB drivers, the filesystem, the OS, etc.) It's probably a subjective line to draw, but in the case of cartridges vs. USB drives it's pretty clear.

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