Reported at The Register: "The USB Implementers Forum, the consortium of developers behind the Universal
Serial Bus, has just issued the first public version of a specification designed to
allow the bus to offer IEEE 1394-style peer-to-peer connectivity.
Extending USB to circumstances where there isn't a host PC to manage the bus is a
pretty radical move, and one that has clearly been made to drive USB 2.0 into
1394's consumer electronics heartland."