ottotto writes: "Techweb has a story about Intel's High Speed Graphics Initiative. After discussing another doubling of the AGP, VP Pat Gelsinger said "The next part of that road map is AGP8x, an evolutionary step from AGP4x, to be followed by a future serial graphics bus." ANOTHER serial graphics bus? Is not the upgrade path to IEEE 1394B (800 Mbps Fire Wire) and beyond sufficent? Is this, along with the USB 2.0 spec another way around giving any credit or royalties to Apple?" I suppose companies have to make their plans somehow, and new products are better than living in the 1960s forever. But sometimes these "roadmaps" (which often turn out to be more like directions scribbled on the backs of napkins) seem to smack of planned obsolesence. Do you ever skip the current latest/greatest because you know what's around the corner?
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