When Time-Saving Technology Ends Up Being A Huge Waste Of Time
from the one-step-back dept
Have you organized your booksmarks lately? Set up any macros for routine tasks? Figured out the programming bells and whistles on your all in one remote? Yeah, neither have we. Don't feel guilty, though. David Pogue at the NY Times talks about how the myriad of time-saving technology we're faced with these days can be a huge time suck. Whether it's your remote control, browser bookmarks, or perhaps contact management software, products and features designed to simplify things take so much time to program or maintain, that we don't even bother. We'd rather live with the imperfect use of these products, or no use at all, than grapple with the mundane or arcane requirements for optimizing the experience. As Pogue says, it's not our fault we can't keep up, it's the technology. Knowing that, at least we don't have to feel guilty about the time-wasting activities we really enjoy.