"Chipzilla's now come to the conclusion that Thunderbolt can't stand alone, so has adopted the USB-C port for the standard, replacing the current proprietary port."
Something I don't understand here, Why is USB-C not considered proprietary port whereas the thunderbolt port was considered proprietary?
I am pretty sure that you have to pay intel to add USB-C capability to any devise, and part of that is a fee for the USB-C port.
I think the real thing going on is that USB has such a market following as a connection protocol, but Thunderbolt didn't have much of a following. Since,