Last edited by Antilope; 27 Jul 2015 at 09:23.
I am sticking to my thoroughly stupid HP Deskjet 930, bought one new got two more as spares when they were replaced and ditched by a former employer. They are USB and parallel and I use USB.
I just gave printer driver as an example. Stuff like Zipdrive could do the same thing now tnat huge memory can be stuck on small chips. Especially if it is a Windows only hw then it would only need a 32 and 64 bit version on chip. Similar to boot strapping from BIOS disk support to loaded driver, have minimal necessary device support needed to copy the Windows or whatever off the device then get the sophisticated driver off the media in the device.
what happens when the usb stick screws up and you have to format it you will lose the operating system on it.