Metaphors for Gaming, Metaphors for Life

Plugging in a USB drive the right way on the first try feels like an accomplishment. There are only two ways to do it, but it feels like I am scoring below 50%.

Part of the problem is when it takes three tries. I try to plug in the drive, flip it over, try to plug in the drive, and flip it back over. I had it right the first time, I was just a couple millimeters off where I needed to be.

Other times I realize that is not a USB slot.

: Zubon

2 thoughts on “Metaphors for Gaming, Metaphors for Life”

  1. You heard the new MacBook and Chromebook Pixel has USB C, where the plug is bilaterally symmetrical? It can do power, video, and regular USB stuff in a single port/cable. The future, it is bright and shiny.

  2. Where you’re going wrong is in assuming there are only 2 ways to insert a USB plug. Some USB plugs are in a superposition of orientations, and the waveform only collapses on the second attempt at insertion, and always collapses such that it’s the wrong way up.

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