Modern conveniences. At least that is what they are called. I am not so sure they are convenient in the least. Take mobile (cell) phones for example. Is it convenient to me to have someone visit and spend most of the time texting someone else? Or, spend 15 minutes on the phone call, they just have to take? What about when driving? The law is that you aren't to text or take a call unless you can do it hands free, but how many people do you still see with the phone held up to their ears?
Ipads and tablets are also on my list of inconvenient conveniences. I have a Kindle tablet. I love it, but it isn't a convenience, it is an addiction. I find I spend hours reading, emailing, playing games when I should be washing dishes (ugh) or sweeping floors or doing exercises. It isn't convenient for me to put my Kindle down, but it also isn't convenient to let my housework slip. What to do? What to do? I think I'll sit down with my Kindle and think about it.