In the scheme of things, being frustrated when you get the orientation of the plug wrong when you’re plugging in your USB device is pretty much a first-world problem. But I still welcome the announcement that the next iteration of USB will have reversible plugs, à la Apple’s Lightning connector.
However, there’s a downside to everything. Now we’ll have to live without the following memes:
Also, see Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s excellent math joke about the matter. (Thanks, Matt!)
And finally, this one for fans of Intel and quantum theory….