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Response to chrisa (Reply #51)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:31 PM

54. because getting out of your car to pump gas is soooo much fun

Yeah and it's great to bag my own groceries. I love talking to a computer help menu on the phone to fix the automatic tellers banking error.

People that expect their lives to get better from technology are in general usually disappointed. The vacuum cleaner and washing machine made cleaning so much easier. But they also increased the standards for what people expected to be clean. Thus people now spend as much time cleaning as before. The computer was going to totally save your work day countless hours, but it didn't because standards changed. I remember when everyone could show up to a presentation and do hand made charts on the spot. Now you need to spend 3 days making power point slides.

We aren't ignoring how this will make our life better, we are just old enough to know life stay pretty much the same because standards often slide to conform to the new norm.

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