The decline in technology

2 Mar

What this video shows is how the consumerist culture in contrast to the culture of excellence causes a decline in the functionality in technology even as the appearance improves.


2 Responses to “The decline in technology”

  1. Chris March 12, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Now you know why I run Debian.

  2. Jose March 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Well at least I’m not the only one who is saying what Aurini just said in his podcast. We live in a consumer driven society that wants the new gadget but does not want to learn how to use it. I work in the IT field and i see it all the time! People buying computers for thousands of dollars just so that they can show it off to their friends. Even though after a few months they wonder why their $3,000 dollar computer is running slow and full of Malware. They fail to realize that you need to maintain that desktop or laptop. You need to clean all of the crap you and your wife and kids have been downloading so the system could continue to perform.

    Instead of taking the time to learn how to fix their computer issue. They go and buy another new machine and the process after a few months happens again and again. Its a vicious cycle that the computer manufacturers want you to be locked in. They do not like people like us who take the time to learn computers and how they work inside and out. I cant tell you how many laptops and desktops i have gotten second hand with nothing but a simple fix would cure but since they do not take the time to learn it its just easier to throw it away and buy a new one.

    Personally i believe that Microsoft should have stayed with Windows XP instead of Crappy Vista, Long booting WIndows 7 and the bull crap app windows for windows 8 which only works if your screen has the ability for touch screen. What a total waste! God forbid if your windows7 operating system gets so corrupted that you cannot install a new Windows 7 operating system because the OS files are on the hard drive and not on a separate CD then you are out of luck!

    Its sad to say but now-a-days technology is just full of software and crap you do not need. As well as people who do not appreciate technology for what it is instead of some new fad.

    Great Podcast and great blog!

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