Top Ten Tech

Top Ten lists are goofy, but we like ’em anyway. So does CNET, who’s running a regular column now called the Power of Ten. The latest is Top Ten Tech We Miss. My current fave on this list is #8) Wire. I’m so sick of crappy WiFi connections in our house, I’m about to run Cat5 everywhere and shout a big “Screw you!” to wireless. And we just bought a swanky new 5.8GHz portable phone system that sacks the signal as soon as you walk a few feet away from the basestation or put your hand over the built-in antenna. During my conversations, I find myself rushing back to my bedroom to use the only remaining wired phone we have, an AT&T Trimline from the ’70s. We’re goin’ retro. Wire rulz!