Revolt of the geezers

Cincinnati Post

It seems to be a law of some kind that the longer an electronic gadget is on the market, the more complicated it gets.

There are reasons for this: The new features allow the maker to keep the prices up and induce users to upgrade. It is the rare cell phone now that doesn’t play music, take photos and videos, text-message and browse the Internet.

But there is a problem with all this progress, reports the Wall Street Journal, especially with the over-40 crowd who find the exotic features more complication than convenience. The older customers balk at functions they don’t want, complicated instructions they can’t be bothered with and tiny little keys and symbols they can’t read.

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