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Monday, February 20, 2012

A Complicated Observation

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!

4 comments:

Pamela Beers. said...

You're not gonna believe this, but I got rid of my TV set...period, simple, the end. My life is much more positive since I turned off the drivel infiltrating my home.

itsmecissy said...

Speaking of remotes, our cats have a tendency to walk all over ours and not only have we lost our cable but the TV has been put into the DVD or VCR mode without either of us having touched a button.

Simplify my arse!

Randy Johnson said...

I was told the 50’s was the peak of American technology. Back then a guy could just go to work and his wife could be programmed to do all the tedious stuff ;)

OW!...ducking frozen porkchops!

itsmecissy said...

Whatchoo talkin bout Randy?

Dead man walking....