Written by Nick Heer.

Edison’s Revenge

This is a fascinating article in the Economist about USB-based power coming as soon as next year — up to 100 Watts of DC power, no less. Buried near the end, though, is this beautiful, wonderful, musical sentence:

[USB inventor Ajay Bhatt’s] next plan is to make the USB cable “flippable”—so that the plug fits the socket whichever way it is inserted (for now it works only one way round).