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Old 26th September 2018, 02:05 AM   #111
Tolls
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Right, but it's not hard to learn the correct names for things.
Ah, well it would be hypocritical of me to complain about things like that as I'm hopeless at remembering the names of things. And don't get me started on bloody acronyms. I do wonder why I'm in this job sometimes...

As for dongle, yes it does seem to have morphed into "anything that plugs into a computer". I suspect that some bright spark noticed that the not very big thing going into a computer (in that case the serial port as you say) was called a dongle, so this thing going into the computer that's not very big must also be called a dongle. Again, the "mystical word" thing.
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