Everyone should have a Universal Network Cable in their back pocket, just in case. Yeah you can sneer, but think about the brownie points when you rescue the broken printer network in accounts and become Daphne’s hero for an hour. There see, now you get it. Five cable types in one connector. $24.99.
They don’t need to know that the Universal Network Cable adapter allows you to change wiring standard with just a click. They won’t care about going from straight through to crossover. Their eyes will glaze over when you mention Cisco or T1 or DDS. Just tell them that the Universal Network Cable is THE essential tool for the IT crowd, and that you’ll save them tons of wasted man/grrl hours a year