Monday, June 29, 2009


From an article on, about Europe's new "universal phone charger" plan:

"The frantic hunt for the right cell phone charger will soon be a thing of the past -- in Europe at least -- as major manufacturers on Monday agreed to introduce a universal adaptor within six months.

"Industry leaders including Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson have struck a deal with the European Union to introduce the one-size-fits-all charger by January 1, 2010, offering a solution to one of modern life's chief frustrations."

"One of modern life's chief frustrations"--I would put the difficulty of organizing all of my phone chargers as one of my top frustrations with modern life, somewhere in between global economic inequality and religious/ethnic conflict. Don't get me wrong, religious/ethnic conflict is a problem in today's modern life...but I would rank those tangles you get in your desk drawer from all of those crazy phone chargers as more chief.

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