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We all thought it was cool but now we know... technology is going to end us. SO many things are being manufactured for absolutely no reason. Half the time the the items designed to enhance our lives has drawn more ire than joy. Why does it have to be so difficult and not helpful in the end?

u/Mrclump95 wanted to discuss how technology may have gone too far for no reason by asking..... What's the most inefficient piece of modern technology?


Kinda Dumb....

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A lot of the useless 'smart' objects, like smart water bottles, smart salt shakers (yes this exists), etc etc. A lot of these come from Kickstarter projects. Riko-Sama

No Touching.....

Those unresponsive touch screens in cars that replaced knobs and buttons that were easily found and could be adjusted without taking your eyes off the road. ihatepeasoup

Absolutely. Tactile controls are the best. My car has a touch screen. Thankfully, most of the controls are duplicated with actual knobs and buttons. OSCgal

Give me Power! 

Power adapters that are still in brick-format and block half of the other outlets when you plug them into a power strip. TheUnknownStitcher

I think it's cheaper to manufacture the cord like that versus putting the power brick in the device itself or midway in the cord. helpdebian

Damn Microsoft! 

Microsoft Word's "Insert Picture" option. MW2713

"Oh so you want to put a picture after your cursor huh...?"

"Wouldn't it be better if the image would IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR TEXT AND THREE TIMES THE SIZE YOU ASKED ME????"

"No?"

"How about not at all where you asked and while I am at it, why don't I destroy your layout and put everything in the wrong order?"

"No? Well that's too bad then, you don't have a choice" JohnCenaFanboi

Now we know....

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Driving to work to do a job that could be done from home. meta_uprising

Just Blow! 

Oh there's leaves in my lawn. Let me fire up this contraption that shall scream them onto the other side of my lawn. wanttoseemycat

Nearly everyone in my neighborhood hires leaf-blowers to get rid of the leaves that fall on their lawns. I watch these guys blow the leaves onto someone else's lawn, then the next day I see different leaf-blowers blowing the leaves back to the lawns that they were on the day before. This goes on the whole season. Reminds me of the "Reef Blower" short that was aired between the first two Spongebob Squarepants episodes. s317sv17vnv

GIF Away! 

This seems to have been forgotten in the past few years, but the GIF format was designed for simple animations, not for video. LoudLeek7

GIF was not originally designed for animation at all. Also, it's pronounced GIF not GIF. elee0228

Ole School......

Printers. zzephyrus

I know that there are good printers out there, but I swear that all the printers used in academia are crap. And they get replaced with even crappier machines every 5 years. theknightmanager

TV should be easy! 

Set top boxes for cable TV will often use more power than the rest of the entertainment set combined (TV, Speakers, consoles etc.) D-L-S

The Web is Off....

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Modern web design. It's a blog post, Steve. We did them in 1998 when nobody knew you could use JavaScript for anything more than putting snow on your GeoCities page trailing after the cursor. You don't need five hundred JS dependencies just to show me that. It's literally just static HTML and maybe a bit of code for the comments section. incorrectwombat

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