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Wasting My Time with Productivity Enhancement

I don't know whether someone has already proclaimed this law, but I have observed that the number of home help desk issues that I face is directly related to the number of devices that I own.  When I say help desk, I really mean things I need to look up online and troubleshoot either for myself or for friends and family.

I have many devices and software products that help me be more productive, including a home laptop, a giant multimedia laptop, a netbook for mobility, an iPad, a Droid phone, a Kindle, multiple MP3 players and more. 

These devices perform most of their functions simply and reliably, but I am not content with that.    I demand that they do something which was not quite what their makers had in mind.  I want to connect to a new data source, reformat the way something is presented, or make things work together that were made by different vendors or by the same vendor at different times.

I want so much to be productive that I don't take the time to learn new d…