Oh you poor dear. Imagine not ever having the joy of having real money, with a positive balance instead of debt, and actually getting to look at a book and add up lines of numbers.
More like oh you poor dear, having to manually manage a "cash book" in 2018. Let the bank software do its thing – that's what it's there for.
Or should we go back to a cash-only society so you can literally count your physical dollars & cents every day?
Some of the things you've mentioned have merit but they just sound like poor product design (fingerprint scanners not working – you could try Face ID instead and not have to worry), rather than a "dumbing down" of technology.
I for one am loving the new age of subscription-based services (eg. Adobe CC and Office 365), meaning everyone is on a level playing field and I don't have to back-save my files when sharing with other users.
Lets discuss office 365. I have it. I hate it. They keep changing functionality.
E.g. suddenly my emails are in focused and not focused tabs. Except there is a discrepancy between focused and unfocused where emails that are not considered focused don't show up in the unfocused - effectively rendering them invisible. As the computer is too dumb to know what is important - that means I loose time, effort and money fixing stuff. My inbox has rules i set up. I do not want some dumb ass computer with an iq lower than a slug (literally) trying to double guess me.
Latest powerpoint. Dumbed down. Today I need to do a presentation from a laptop, in a site with no internet connection. Powerpoint viewer is no longer available - now you need an app for ios, windows 10 app or google / android. MS answer is to run it from the PowerPoint viewer online. Well DUH!!! No internet connection. Thank goodness for open office. it rendered it for me off line.
Dont even get me started on pivot tables online. Or should I say lack of tables online.
Face recognition - doesn't work . 'Always on' via face recognition = failure. Ask HP what happened when they did face recognition. They got slapped for racism as black faces weren't recognizable (lack of contrast or something like that)
As for software doing its thing. Cashbook Complete can import in QIF format, run rules and balance accounts after setting them into categories. Except now it cant balance as letting the bank do its thing means it doesn't balance as the banks are too dumb to always give an accurate balance. I think you missed the point of the rant.
I remember the days before plug and pray, before AI(sic) when you owned your software and OS, when you could decide not to do updates, when the OS didn't reinstall dumb ass games and live tiles that shag your network into a pile of slug like unresponsiveness. I remember when humans were not subject to so much doo gooder, style driven , protect you from your-selfism - when it was considered we had talent and common sense.
You poor dears live in a dumb ass world:
- Fruit is not as good - all the good stuff goes overseas and we are left with crud that used be considered fit for juicing only.
- We lived in a world where cows milk had cream on top of it - and tasted fabulous, where kids could ride safely on the road and spent their weekeneds fishing, hunting eels, blowing stuff up, building forts, climbing trees.
- In todays modern society Edmund Hillary would never have climbed Everest. I remember fresh bread, smelling of yeast that we bought home from the dairy - and then got in trouble coz we had hollowed it out eating the soft white bread from the inside.
- I remember sling shots, firecrackers, sky rockets, skinned knees, building your own flying fox, chucking rocks, building rafts, boiled sweets (gobstoppers, acid drops, black balls, raspberry drops). I remember so much my kids will never have. And it is the simple stuff we should still have except we are losing control of our own society and self reliance.
Cloud services suck creativity - killing innovation and selling out cheaply. Cheapism is hitting all levels of society. eg I remember buying tools that I'll give to my grand kids - but cant get as Bunnings/ mitre10, Placemakers are forced to into cut price competitive practices.
Even KFC is not as good - its missing flavour and the potato has a new recipie / base product they use. The bread didn't used to be white carbohydrate muck but actually tasty with texture.
Open your eyes Neo. The world you live in has blinded you. You are a slave