No More Buttons!

In this age of telecommunications, we are faced daily with a wide array of ‘buttons’ to press.  Telephones.  Cell phones, with their buttons that let you not only enter numbers but text.  ATM machines.  Garage door openers. Microwave consoles.  Palm Pilots.  MP3 players.  It’s enough to make one’s head, or should I say fingers, swim.  And of course, let’s not forget the ubiquitous remotes that control TV’s, DVD players, video players, and in China, air-conditioners!

I was reminded of this today when I was explaining to my mom that the remote she uses to control her TV has a handy little button labled "jump" that allows here to instantly return to the previous channel.  She threw her head back on the couch and pleaded, "no, no, please don’t show me how to use any more buttons!!!"

Me thinks that there are a lot of people who feel the same way!