Monday, 2 May 2011
A man and his dongle
I suppose it is a sign of an adolescent male mind to find amusement in the term 'dongle'. Call me adolescent then. Well, I'm a gay male so small things with remote sexual overtones amuse me. Interestingly Wikipedia reports that 'The Monty Python Flying Circus' episode It's the arts contains the pseudo-German proper noun fragment dingle-dangle-dongle and it's possible the physical dangling out of the device inspired the consonant name'. Yes, a male mind.
Anyway I'm off to enquire about dongles and related wireless matters in preparation for graduating belatedly from desktop PC to wireless laptop facilities. I always embark on these enquiry expeditions full of hope and usually return with bowed head cowered by the onslaught of techno babble from spotty faced teenage salesmen. Where oh where is the kindly motherly type to protectively marshall me through the dangerous waters of modern technology?
Wish me luck.