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Thought of the Day: We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

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I was reading the Economist Espresso today, and ran across a quote from one of my favorite authors of all time, Douglas Adams:

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

For those not familiar with Douglas Adams, then I highly recommend listening to the original Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Series, read the books, or even see the movie (which wasn’t as bad as it could have been, and better than a lot of other things!)

Douglas Adams unfortunately left this planet too early, and he is still missed.

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Written by Jacob Walker

April 2nd, 2016 at 6:19 pm

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  1. Yes absolutely, people simply want things that work without being overly complicated. Even more so, they want RELIABILITY and devices that SAVE TIME.

    About 15 years ago a well nown luxury car maker installed a computer controlled accessory interface in their most expensive model thinking buyers would love going thru submenu after submenu just to change the radio channel. The idea failed miserably. How could those designers think otherwise.

    A better mouse trap has already been invented. A slab of wood with a spring and a clapper. What better way to mutilate a mouse? A computer will never be able to do it better.

    Bobby Blue Boxman

    26 Apr 16 at 9:50 am

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