Originally Posted by Virgil-TB2
Okay. It wasn't clear earlier what the scenario was.
I would still argue that this is not really different from the current state of affairs. I've been setting up projectors for these kinds of meetings for years and years and *mostly* all the projectors still have VGA connectors only, even today, so there is almost always a need for an adapter if the laptop doesn't have VGA output.
I don't know about you all, but all our projectors (13) use DVI, which runs to our podiums and that's what we use... so I get to plug right in.
I'll tell you (and maybe its just my imagination), but whenever I go to a place that uses VGA it looks ugly. Kind of like going to an S-Video based projector when you are use to VGA. DVI is just cleaner across the board.
Anyway, I see it not so much as Apple using non-standard connections, but PC manufacturers and Projector manfucaturers (who cater to PCs) holding the world back. Apple seems to be (and has in the past) pushing the world forward in at least a few ways. The consequence of doing that, however, is often "a bag of cables." I am just glad to know that I work for a business that sees DVI as clearly superior to VGA, and therefore makes it the standard.
If we lived in a world where everyone pushed forward, and weren't lazy we would see a greater adoption rate, I think, of new protocols. However, the status quo, and $$$ usually win out and we all lose because of it.
Just my 2 cents.