If I tried to put a dollar figure on what it’s cost me, in hours and stress, to deal with various tech-related frustrations over the years, I would probably fail. I can’t count that high, for one thing. I’d arrive at a made-up number such as “seventy-twelve thousand dollars” and call it a day. This is why I don’t handle the finances in my family.
One thing tech enthusiasts learn through hard experience, though, is that some of the modern problems that plague us — slow computers, flaky Wi-Fi connections, quick-to-die cellphone batteries — can be remedied for less money than you might expect.
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