I thought of this once, but I am sure many others have. It seems like a bright idea that could change computing and make it easier for people to fix their computers. Regular people will be able to build custom machines. I believe being able to update computers through usb would be nice. For example I have an old mac mini and I want a better graphics card to run Starcraft II well I could buy it and plug it in to usb and still use my current card. Peoples computers would come as basic machines with simple motherboards and small capabilities and depending on what the user wants they can add on. This may also make computers last for ever, my old tower may have lasted forever if only the case could fit the new dual core cpus we now have.
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Those who find difficulty in cracking open a typical tower to replace that aging DVD writer with one that burns in high-definition should adore Richard Choi’s UNI concept, which exemplifies compartmentalized computing and takes the stress out of upgrading. Apparently, the “Think” module would act as the core computer and handle the essentials, while a variety of other plug-in modules would provide additional outputs (HDMI, DVI, optical audio, USB, etc.), hard drive space, and optical drives. Granted, this could get out of hand for those who get UNI-stackin’ fever, but we’ll certainly pass along kudos to the idea. Click on for one more shot.