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Rejecting the 21st century - forward to the past!


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dfordoom wrote in anti21stcentury
I was contemplating buying a new TV set this week. But you need to do a course to understand enough of the technical stuff to even consider paying out the money. I don’t want to have to understand refresh rates and response times and contrast levels. And I noticed that the stores were full of bewildered consumers. The salesman was trying to explain to a woman about region coding on DVDs, ad I could see that she was simply appalled that human brings would come up with such unnecessary stupidity to make life so much more complicated than it needs to be.

The world seems to be run by techno-geeks for techno-geeks. I have nothing against techno-geeks, but I don’t understand why I have to become one before I can even go shopping. Technology should make our lives better. For most people these days it simply makes life into a never-ending nightmare.

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Oh, man. My mother ended up asking my computer expert Aunt to help her choose a new set. Fucking ridiculous. And now there's all these new digital channels. AHHH!

A friend has a plasma TV, but she's lost the instruction manual. And now she has no idea how to work the damned TV! Every time you try to play something that isn't in a widescreen format you have to change the aspect ratio, but how you actually do that remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. There are dozens of buttons to choose from, and one of them may well be the correct one!

I don't understand why a TV set needs more controls than the Space Shuttle.

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