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why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

On 12/20/2012 11:43 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> Also, RJ45 is around the minimum size where you can hand-terminate a
> cable. How would you go about quickly making a 36.5 foot 8 conductor
> cable with, say, micro USB ends?

You're assuming that that's a universal requirement. Most people
in retail situations just buy the cables, or they are shipped with the
widget. They're also pretty used to being screwed over by greedy
manufacturers for whom cable churn is a profit center (I'm looking
at you, Apple).