Ever since I first did the story about Thunderbolt, the new piece of technology that allows data to be transferred between you computer and an external hard drive at a rate of 10 gigabytes per second (that's an entire Blu-Ray HD movie in about 30 seconds), a lot has been written about it's direct competitor, USB 3.0 (which transfers data at a rate of 5 gigabytes per second, half as fast as Thunderbolt).
Currently, Thunderbolt is only available on Apple computers. USB 3.0 is on some PCs.
Even though several technology analysts and bloggers said Thunderbolt would be adapted by PCs, before the USA wins a World Cup, there's now reason to believe that Landon Donovan might hold the trophy above his head before that happens.
HP announced last month that their new computers would not have Thunderbolt on their computers because it says it "hasn't found a value proposition yet" for it. Instead, USB 3.0 will be on it's line of PCs.