So, admittedly, some of us are not all tech experts. Even though we love a sleek MacBook and couldn't do without our iPod dock, we aren't exactly well-versed on all things home tech. Like we still get confused about the difference between composite cables and component cables...
Well the New York Times must figure that a lot of people out there are just like us. They've put together a slideshow called "A World of Cables, Unknotted" that gives you a rundown of 12 of the most common cables.
In the show, you'll get a photo-centric tutorial on each cable including what it is, what it's best used for, and how much you should pay for each one.
Included are: coaxial, composite, S-Video, component, HDMI (high definition multimedia interface), VGA (video graphics array), DVI (digital visual interface), Mini DVI, Ethernet (Cat-5 or Cat-6), USB (universal serial bus), Mini- and Micro-USB and Firewire cables.
If any of that just sounded like a foreign language, then get yourself over to NYTimes.com right now.