The USB was supposed to be two-way
An ordinary person needs 2-3 attempts to insert a USB into his computer. Ajay Bhatt, the inventor of USB, knew about this problem when he created his creation. He tried to avoid this by making the product two-sided, that is, the USB could be inserted either side, as in the case of USB Type-C.
However, Bhatt and his team did not make USB two-way because it was an untested technology. Before that, computer and gadget manufacturers created various products that allow users to transfer files between their computers and other external devices. Bhatt wanted to standardize this with USB.
However, the team was concerned about reducing the cost of producing prototypes, because they were not sure that their product would become the main one. The USB prototype would need twice as many wires and circuits if Bhatt and the team made it two-sided. This would make production more expensive, which everyone tries to avoid by inventing an untested technology.