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On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> To me, an "internal port" would be inside of the case. One real-world
> example, a server appliance I documented had an internal USB port. If
> you opened up the case you could attach a USB thumb drive ... I forget
> for what purpose. Anyway, it was not accessible during normal
> operation since it was inside the case.
> An "external port" would be something typically flush with the surface
> of the case, like the USB ports on a laptop. If the device had more
> than one external port, I would argue strenuously against naming any
> of them External, and suggest a different name based on the port's
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > ... ask them why they called it External Port, as it is still internal
> > the device. It should be named for its function: Output, Input, Source,
> > Incoming, Outgoing, RS-232, External Controller, External Power, External
> > Keyboard, etc.
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