From the Vault: EFI-X Dongle

Back in 2008, a European company came out with an expensive dongle that promised to allow a PC to run Mac OS X. It would plug into a USB header on certain PC motherboards and included a boot manager that could let you select from a number of installed operating systems. They claimed it was highly specialised technology they’d developed.

However, someone scraped through the protective epoxy within to find that it was essentially just a USB stick full of unacknowledged Open Source code.

I bought this in 2014 as a historical oddity, it now sits amongst a bunch of weird and wonderful tech miscellanea on some shelves.

Currently listening: Sahara Beck - “Queen of Hearts”

Jonathan Wrigley @workswellforme