I've just bought a new phone. The one it replaces, the handset got damaged when I slammed it down so hard on a persistent nuisance caller that the plastic broke. I stuck it back together with superglue but after that, people couldn't hear me properly. Guess I damaged some microchip with the emphatic slamming. (I got rid of the persistent nuisance caller though.)
SO, today I found out that they don't sell phones with curlywurly wires attaching the handset to the base any more: they're all wireless. (They call them "hands-free" which is somewhat of a misnomer. You have to use your hands to press the buttons).
<Note: please don't tell me about phones on sale with curlywurly wires, the deed is done>
The point is, the first thing the phone (a sticking-up handset sitting in a charging base) wants me to do is TELL IT THE TIME AND DATE.
Why? Why? DearGods I've now made a list. There are now twenty-one things in my life which I have to tell the time to, before they will work and/or twenty-one devices whose time-chip must be changed at the Equinox, twice a year.
The only things which re-set all by themselves at the Equinoxes (Equinoxi?) are the Macs and the TV. Everything else has to be TOLD the bloody time before you can move on.........I don't bother, btw, with my bike's computer. I have a wrist watch! which needs resetting at the Equinox.
Grrrrrrrrrrr.......rant over. Thanks for listening.