So there are many gadgets that are floating around that profess to making your life easier. They save time (as the personal computer was supposed to do, many years ago). They reduce the effort required to complete the task (try digging post holes with a manual post hole digger then switch to a post hole auger and see the impact of mechanization).
But it is a spider web of complexity from there. And that is always an issue, you see the more complex the solution to the problem is, the more complex the trouble shooting steps required to complete fixing the problem, are.
You can’t pick the phone and troubleshoot a complex router issue, most likely the tech will need to connect to the router from the internet and review its configuration. I used to be able to open my car (a Beetle) and know what ever part of the engine was. Now, I look at my car and turn to the mechanic and say, please fix it. I don’t even know what the majority of the technology pieces are.
We all curse our cellular phones as they stop working due to some type of interference. But have we ever sat down and figured the amount of time the cellular phone has saved us?
The question I ask today is simple – how much time is really saved? Is the time saved truly free time (average work day in 1900 was 10 hours and they worked six days a week). Or is that simply time to do more things, more tasks.