FOCUS: Universal Serial Bus

4 06 2006

Walking on the online pathway, spending your time. You click out of the browser when all of a sudden, you remember you need to download some pictures from your camera. You take the cable the camera was packed in and look at the plug. It tells you to plug it into your USB port. You take the plug and…

USB?

What is USB? United Streaming Bargainer? Underaged Sporting Bicycle? (Those aren’t ports, are they?) WHAT IS USB? Congragulations, you’ve experienced the USB Sydrome (joke). But what is USB mean?

USB stands for “Universal Serial Bus”. It is a port that is widely used for connecting objects. Some of the most frequent objects that use USB ports (most of them) are:

  • Cameras
  • Keyboards
  • Mouses
  • Overheads
  • many more

A USB port is something that 1) on the older computers is on the back; you might only have a few 2) on the newer computers it is on the front with some on the back; you should have at least 4 on a desktop.

This is a FOCUS article. Look forward to more FOCUS articles.

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