What? There's another kind of router?

Diane’s brother and his wife are both computer hardware folks by trade (though she’s gone into management) at a second-generation offspring of what used to be Ma Bell. I called them today to set up some travel plans, but Pete wasn’t in at the time — Debbie said he’d gone out to buy a router.

I immediately said, “Get a Linksys”.

There was dead silence on the other end of the line, which surprised me no end; I was going to add the model number, and then it hit me, and I asked, “bits or wood?”, to which Debbie replied “carpentry”.

Oh. That might explain why he went to Sears, I guess.