This article is from the storage FAQ part2, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
Apple's new standard for connecting devices via a high-speed serial bus. Good info at http://www.skipstone.com. Also some info FTPable at ftp ftp.apple.com (I think that's where I got those papers.) (rdv, 95/5/15) After having been somewhat dormant for a while, standards activity on new versions of 1394 is heating up again. Faster versions are in the works, as is a protocol for doing disks across it. (rdv, 96/10/28)