why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at mompl.net
Thu Dec 20 20:34:11 UTC 2012


On 12/20/2012 10:41 AM, Wayne E Bouchard wrote:
> How many people here have gotten good enough that they can cut a
> cable and pop connectors on each end in under 3 minutes? How many have
> gotten good enough that the failure rate for *hand made* cables is sub
> 1:1000? Show me another connector type where that will be true.
>
> Really, it will remain that way until the bandwidth needs from the
> desktop begin to push the GE threshold. Until then, why bother
> changing anything? When that does happen, it'll pretty well deal with
> itself.

I fully agree. I think the ethernet connector is pretty much the best 
and most useful one out there. Anything can be improved, however both 
from an admin and a user's perspective I can't find anything that works 
better, easier and is as sturdy.

Regards,
Jeroen

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