Photo by Tony Webster from Flickr —

I thought it was ahead of its time. The SAD light on my desk used USB-C on its charger. How forward thinking! How vogue!

But, it couldn’t withstand the wear and tear from two kids staying home to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The cable succumbed to its injuries earlier today, unable to pass a charge.

This was the second USB-C cable to fail since the epidemic forced us indoors. Other cables, especially…