The sad thing I felt when reading through this stuff is that I would not be surprised if he sincerely believed in what he is claiming his electronic doodad can do.
For every digital doodad he purchased to solve a problem, a dozen new problems were created.
I imagined inviting friends over to watch a movie in my home theater, showing off all the doodads and high-ends and low-ends, and taking great pleasure in their sheer jealousy and my creeping agoraphobia.
You ever seen how many dials and doodads there are in a 737 cockpit?
The reason is simple - they're easy to use and operate, with no complicated doodads or gadgets to get in the way, break or get bent out of line.
Nifty high-tech doodads were a hallmark of the original television series, and included the Opticon Scillometer, a viewscreen capable of feats of surveillance that should be impossible in an age before spy satellites.
For two years, top designers labored in secret to develop a credit-card-size phone packed with all the current doodads - camera, video playback, and MP3 player.
The company chalked up revenues of $110 million last year, some 85% of it from selling such digital doodads .
My shooting bags are often filled to overflowing with bulky gadgets and doodads designed to make ‘range time’ more user-friendly.
Despite my fondness for electronic doodads , computer upgrades and the like, I have always resisted the idea.