Benoit De Groote <***@telenet.be> wrote:
: Why the nickname "plug & play" ? Well, because the trackparts arrive at the
: park ready to use...just plug them together, and it's play time.
: It used to be a popular term in the computer world, when basically no
: drivers or software was neccesary to use a peripheral such as a printer, a
: mouse, a scanner, etc.
Except that in the computer world, it often didn't work quite that way,
and so was more often changed to "Plug & Pray". Especially since if it
doesn't work, you're often up a creek without a paddle, unable to remove
the offending device driver or to install the right one...
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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