Is USB a good or bad thing?

Question

I was ready to purchase a flatbed scanner that was powered through the USB port. This sounded good to me-one less power cord to deal with. Then I was reading a review that said being USB powered was a bad thing; however, the article did not provide an explaination.

What is your opinion on this?

Answer

This question was answered on May 1, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Thank you for your question I have never heard or read anything that says USB is a bad thing In a few years most if not all computers will only have USB ports I just bought a scanner that is USB powered and I love it for the simple reason that I can plug it in and unplug it while the computer is on, so therefor I only have the scanner taking up space when I use it, the rest of the time I store it in a drawer.

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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 1, 2001