Why that ‘dumb’ phone’s a savvy call

By Michele Lucato Posted on March 18, 2023

Why that dumb phone's a savvy call
Why that ‘dumb ’phone’s a savvy call

Do you get the feeling that some of the gizmos in your home are not as life – changing as they claim to be and yet cost more than the old fashioned alternatives?

Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of progress. But I’m losing patience with a lot of tech now, and I question the claims made by so many manufacturers that their latest product will help bring costs down. Most of the time they don’t!

Take the simple thermostat on your wall. I say ‘simple’, but they’ve become increasingly complex and, to my mind, downright stupid in recent years.
My nice, basic thermostat recently broke and I asked my plumber to replace it with the same, simple, analogue dial that I could turn on and off. Instead he got me a digital one.

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