Precisely! I remember using dongles in the past and they had nothing to do with adaptors or convertors - they were an anti piracy measure.
I half expect the BBC to get technical stuff wrong but the Reg calling them dongles is a bit absurd.
I thought Apple were taking the pi** when they dropped the ethernet connector but it's getting silly now. Hey Apple listen to what people want NOT what you can make to advertise as fractionally better because this or fractionally better because that...
Should be a good few years in my MBPro yet but it's not looking like it will get replaced with the latest version at this rate when the time comes. I have a not-cheap HP Elitebook for work and it's terrible in comparison. I mean no back lit keyboard on a 2016 machine...really?????