Pretty much what the title says. I use a Wireless USB dongle for my desktop connectivity to my Uverse WiFi network. My impression of these devices had been that they were designed primarily for portable, temporary use; this particular item was a gift by someone who basically told me I was behind the times and that current USB adapters were fine for prolonged use.
Issue is, this thing gets HOT. Like if I unplug it and touch it it not quite burns my fingers. Every bit of nerd-lore I've picked up through my life says electronics + hot = bad.
Is this an issue for concern? Am I indeed behind the times, or is my wisdom timeless?