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Why Advances in Technology Are So Frustrating

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has an intriguing article explaining how “advanced-technology products often lack important virtues of their predecessors.” Cell phones crackle with static that rotary phones don’t have; printers require tedious adjusting in order to print an address on an envelope while typewriters handled it with ease; and digital cameras have seconds of lag time while film cameras take shots instantaneously.

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