My question is: am I wrongly reading the datasheet, missing something else or should all those LED cubes out there keep burning shift registers quite often? Even taking in consideration that kind of current is flowing for a fraction of a second, it's so much above the spec those registers should not survive for long.Thanks to any good shepard willing to shine some light here...
"shouldn't we consider all those cubes faulty and bad design?"
"how come those cubes seem so popular and don't burn out the shift registers?"
Short version: Nobody ever reads datasheets.