This is from a blogger who is, allegedly, conservative:
Researchers have found that typical middle-class city people now have so many timesaving gadgets that they can cram into 24 hours the same quantity of tasks that a decade ago would have taken 31 hours to complete.These researchers have just described all human progress, and nothing else. Banging rocks together produced "timesaving gadgets". And that's "depressing"?
I find that quite a depressing thought, how long before they burn out? New technology has provided too many opportunities to be instantly accessible.