USB-C (or Type C) origin story:

Manager: okay let's see your presentation
Developer: bring usb-key
* Inserts key *
* Nope *
* Flips key, tries again *
* Nope *
* Flips key, tries again *
* Nope *
Developer: ahhhhhh , NEVER AGAIN!

5 months later
"USB forum publishes new specification"

  • 7
    A better ending would've been like

    5 months later, "the frustrated developer drafts a type-c spec and sends a proposal to the USB WG."
  • 5
    USB-C is glorious.
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  • 3
    It was a lot longer coming than 5 months! This flaw was immediately obvious about USB and it still took them 18 years to finally correct it.
  • 3
    Old USB -> one way is correct, required 3 insersions
    New USB-C -> two ways are correct, now only require 2 insersions!
  • 5
    Yeah USB-C is making life better but until the rest of the world catch up on this, it's pretty much dongle hell for USB-C users.
  • 2
    You can bother writing "jokes" but not clicking "Joke/Meme"?
  • 3
    I won't be happy until we have a connector standard that works at any angle.
  • 1
    And meanwhile the world is also getting rid of the jack plug, a perfectly fine plug that works at any angle, not just two...

  • 2
    1 month later:
    Dev inserts pendrive, won't recognise.
    Lifts the usb key slightly up with one finger, works perfectly fine.
    Accidentally moves finger, won't recognise.

    And that's why I always have duct tape at my workstation. Literally all of my type-c ports failed within 4 months of purchase.
  • 0
    After using my phone for 1 year (and 4 days) I realise after seeing this post now it doesn't matter which direction it's facing🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
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