Whoever said technology simplifies life is a fool. Technology complicates life, if it does anything. Immeasurably.
Just the other day, I somehow managed to get the DVD player to work on the Flat Screen TV. When I was done with the movie, I had lost my cable TV and unable to figure out how to get things back to normal. And with the Knickerbocker's Jeremy Lin show about to begin, I was fit to be tied.
Now the fact that I was able to pull this stunt off while sitting comfortably on the couch, using no less than three remotes, doesn't make it any more appealing. I'd give it all up to stand up and walk over to press some goddam buttons on the goddam DVD player just like in the olden days of VCR players, but there weren't any butttons to push. It was seamless! All in the name of simplicity!
The only thing technology simplifies is getting all f'd up!