Alas it is not of the Mini DisplayPort variety. I have two majors concerns with Thunderbolt:
- That it won’t be adopted by the PC market, leading to a Mac only product that is very good, but has incredibly high-priced peripherals. (Think Firewire 800 here.)
- That if it is adopted everyone will use some slight variation of the product so that, essentially, we are back to number one.
Number two is the route Sony is taking, this is not good for anyone — they should have just used the Mini DisplayPort standard and took advantage of all the cool looking products that will be coming out for the Macs.1 Too bad.
I should note for those wondering that as far as I know the Mini DisplayPort is Apple technology that they are still licensing for free to anyone who wants to use it. ↩