Old Fashioned Way or...New Gadgets?
This is something that came to mind after reading about Flgargoyle and the GPS.
When it comes to the kitchen, I basically like the old fashioned way of doing things. No electric knives, no electric can openers, no Teflon. Just a few electric pots and pans will do, plus the microwave and coffee pot. But the reason I want a gas stove is to do wok cooking and use my tiny Bialetti espresso coffee pot on the burner, not one of those fancy space-age coffeemakers.
Then again ELECTRONIC GADGETS outside the kitchen are fascinating. Unlike my DH, who has a background in space-age things, yet could not care less about having a GPS or a DVD/BluRay player that can connect you to the Internet and stream movies to your TV. And put your caller ID information up on the TV screen (if it is on).
My brother is sort of like me. He is into fancy cars which go really fast, and sound systems, and outside lighting which comes on when anyone drives up. He won't let me touch his stereo because I have a track record of magnetizing things and they then go kaput, don't know why, but can only wear a few watches for that reason.
I love my Blackberry and my cordless phone, I love my Garmin GPS, I love my laptop, I love my digital camera, and I love/hate the software that goes with these things. I especially love the wireless router which keeps cords at a minimum to the printer, the computer, the TV.
Wires and cables are a man thing designed to drive women nuts. I believe the cordless/wireless revolution is a female innovation because we hate those wires running everywhere. So in that respect, I am into the wireless gadgets.