According to the ad's script:
Charger for the whole family! Gone are the days of having a whole bunch of small chargers hanging from the plug sockets and extension leads. It is uneconomical, a waste of electricity and inconvenient. A stylish and affordable convenience for the home.Okay, fine, whatever. But accompanying the ad was this photo of a (cough) happy close-knit family:
This -- this! -- is supposed to be an example of a happy close-knit family? Look at them! They're all staring at their stinkin' little screen like it holds the secret of life. They don't look at each other. They don't talk with each other, they don't laugh with each other. They're -- staring -- at -- screens. Zombies.
This photo encapsulates my continuing gripe about personal electronics. They alienate people, even supposedly happy and close-knit families.
Are modern personal electronics making things better? Are people learning to communicate more easily? Will this "master charger" improve family dynamics and make a home a happy, close-knit place?
I doubt it.
Okay, rant over.