Stories by Bill Dennis

  • UNWIRED: Too many remote controls

    I have four remote controls on my coffee table. By anyone’s estimation, this is at least two too many. There’s one to control my TV (essentially by now an on/off switch, but we’ll get into that later), one to control the amplifier, one for the pay TV and one for the DVD player. If people come over to watch “legacy” movies (videos), my count rises to five, plus one or two game controllers. I could buy a universal remote, but, in my opinion, this is attacking the symptom rather than the cause. There are too many devices in my life.