If you can see this photo…

Another mystery. This is something that everyone reading this should be familiar with. It has started to fall out of favor as technology has progressed, but is still in heavy use today. Scroll for the wide shot.

It’s a VGA connector. These have been shuffled to the side in recent years as they are replaced with digital connections like DVI, Display Port, and HDMI. The switch to digital has some benefits, like being able to carry an audio signal. But the most prudent reason for most people is our ever increasing display resolutions. The VGA connection capped out at QXGA resolution, which is 2048×1536. And that is just not enough in our 4K (transitioning to 8K) world.

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