Re: In my first job, in the days of mechanical mice
1. Why get in a twist about that? "Oh yeah, funny old terminolgy - the 'male' connector has the sticky-out bit."
2. For the first time, I'm grateful to have been a female in this trade, although I wish I didn't now know about the vile "traditional" mnemonic (honestly, what was wrong with some men back in the day?) Anyway, I was taught "Big Beautiful Roses Occupy Your Garden But Violets Grow Wild" - twenty years ago! - but I can see there are any number of other ones on a quick google.