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Brian may be all sunshine and teddy bears about the future of technology, but I think the future of consumer technology is overdue for a backlash. And I welcome it because we’ll end up with a new set of post-swissarmyknife gadgets that are really great at what they do. I’m tired of every tech company in the world smashing more buttons into my gadgets. My iPhone is a great mini-computer, but it sucks at being a phone.
I’m not impressed that my TV is going to be “smart” and “app ready.” I want to watch TV, not watch TV and let my friends know on Facebook that I’m watching TV. Or is that let my TV to let my friends know?
I’m not a neo-Luddite. I love tech. But I’m afraid that too many things are coming out to ride the wave of “let’s make this coffee pot integrate with social media,” and no one is really paying attention to quality control. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is actually asking “Do I need my TV to talk to Facebook? Should we just make a better TV?”
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