What Tech Faux-Pas Have You Learned to Live With?

What Tech Faux-Pas Have You Learned to Live With?

Taryn Williford
Jul 7, 2011

Nobody's perfect. Not even the owners of the homes you see here on Unplggd and Apartment Therapy. Most people spruce up and sometimes stage areas of their homes to look their best—when the reality of their day-to-day home life is a little more cluttered and a lot more attainable. That's why we're saying that it's OK to live with a few tech faux-pas. Here's mine.

Despite all the pressure, I'm not a stickler for hiding cords.

Sure, I try to keep the cable spaghetti behind my TV stand in some kind of order. Those are a one-and-done kind of setup; once you've got the area under control, you won't have to mess with it 'til you move.

As for everyday cords, like the wires that wiggle out from my laptop and headphones, I take a laissez-faire approach: Let them be. Since I am constantly moving around with my laptop (I'm an office nomad, remember?), it's too much hassle to make sure that the power cord doesn't sag off the side of the desk, or that my headphones' long cord doesn't pool up in a stringy ball.

I've considered solutions like Apple Core and Cable Drop Cord Clips. But in the end, I just shrug and get on with my life. The cords aren't in my way, and I hide them away when company comes. I've learned that my space and my home tech don't have to be perfect every day.

What about you? Do you live with home tech that's less-than blog-worthy? Tell us in the comments!

(Top Image: Flickr member stickwithjosh licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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