"Universal serial bus allows for the connectivity of up to 127 devices simultaneously. In addition to 127 they can all be attached and detached without having to turn the computer off and on."
. Keith Renpy of Belkin Components, one of the first companies on the market with a variety of USB devices. A keyboard, mouse, a box that turns a single USB port into four, even a cable that lets you plug a standard printer into your USB port....
"I think that USB is the most significant technological advance since the inception of the personal computer itself."
The promise is that adding devices to your computer will at least be simple enough for everyone. Just plug them in. The technology isn't perfect yet, but almost. We'll be reporting on more USB devices and issues in the weeks to come.