“Virtual” is a much used word these days. As a boy, I think it only ever meant “almost, but not completely”; my headmaster would observe that “there is a virtual absence of common sense in the fourth form”. It has now been hijacked to mean almost anything that has no apparent physical presence; we often hear of virtual businesses or even virtual assistants. There are two current uses of this changing word I want to mention: one with a recommendation, one with a warning.
And I don't even like Honda cars.
Although the Wifi in my office was registering nearly at full strength, I’d been finding that it was regularly cutting out, or drastically dropping in download speed. My router is two rooms and three walls away. The solution is to use what are known as Homeplugs; I’ve written about these before, but devolo, one of the bigger brands, has just sent me their latest model to try.
Provided that you are buying everyone a box of tissues, of course.