Confounded by complexity?

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Jeff Block
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Confounded by complexity?

WIRED recently interviewed Amar Bose, founder of Bose Corporation. I was struck by a comment Bose made in the interview about how the average citizen reacts to technology today... That they are "confounded by complexity".

I know my entertainment center takes four remotes to be fully functional, and that my parents have no hope of dealing with that. I know everything from robotic household appliances to a thousand different power and cable choices for your entertainment system are making our lives more complicated. I know Media Centers are a bit on the techie side for most, and there are zillions of choices when it comes to a cell phone or an MP3 player, but.......

Does it really "confound" the average person? Does it confound you? How "average" would you consider yourself to be?

 

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