Rejecting the 21st century - forward to the past!

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techno-geek culture
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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Choose randomly.

I bought my DAB radio because it was the cheapest available & then chose my telephone because the design sort of matched the radio (they both sit on the same shelf). The phone is probably not as good as some of the alternatives, but I'll never know.

I inherited my Dad's TV, which must be the last CRT TV ever built, but it doesn't matter -- it's nice & big, & I don't need HD because I don't have HD eyes.

I agree that the region coding business is annoying, though :-)
(I have a laptop that thinks it's American so it can play Region 1 DVDs).

Edited at 2009-11-19 12:26 am (UTC)

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