"Bill Tuthill" <ca_creekin> wrote in message
> Barry Twycross <barrynetbox.com> wrote:
> >> And not becuase the PC industry inevitably picks the crappy product
> >> because it's a few cents cheaper?
> > Its more than a few cents, its 25 cents.
> > FireWire costs 25c a system to licence, USB is a flat fee of $1500
> > (possibly for ever) or maybe $2600 a year.
> Who collects the 25c royalty? I thought Firewire had become a standard,
> IEEE 1394, which appears to be available on Linux ...