Ubiquitous Home Entertainment Port

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[ 2003-November-24 12:25 ]


Sony had long talked about how 1394/FireWire-- sorry, i.Link-- would be the "ubiquitous port" across all of their home entertainment and computing devices. In effect, FireWire would be the multimedia networking backbone for the next generation home entertainment center. [...] In other contexts, it looks like TCP/IP based networking is filling the promised role of 1394.

Of course! This reminds me about an article about Rendezvous I read that mentioned how the designed thought that eventually, everything would talk to the computer via TCP/IP: Mice, keyboards, joysticks, TVs, Refridgerators, you name it. It may not be as silly as it seems.