The one downside of upgrading to a new MacBook Pro is that it has only USB-C ports. But that’s not the issue this time around.

I got a USB 3 / Ethernet dongle for it.

It’s from a company that brands it “Parallel World.”

The thing is that nothing on this is really parallel in any way. USB-C is serial (as the name would lead you to believe — Universal Serial Bus). Same thing with Ethernet. (Ok, so 1000Base-T is a pair of differential pairs doing the transmission. I guess it’s “parallel” if you count two of something as parallel. Historically 802.11 is thought of as a serial protocol with faster ones having multiple bits per signal)

Anyway. Just had that thought as I unwrapped it.