PCMCIA cards


Simply Daemonic
OK can someone help me out here....

1) What the heck does this acronym mean ?


2) I have been looking at airport, is the airport card a genuenly new invention or is it based on a PCMCIA concept

and lastly..

3) Why the heck don't non-portable macs have PCMCIA slots? It seems to me that it would be easier for connectivity's sake. Say all your PCI slots are filled and you want to connect some serial device to your mac (and you dont have a serial card in one of your PCI slots)... you could have just gotten a PCMCIA cad, put it in, use the device that you wanted to use, and then if you wanted you could remove the card and store it, or just leave it in your mac....

What do you people think ???