Here's one for the DIYPlanner crowd:
Do you have a Personal Digital Assistant...? These are the hand-held devices that recognize handwriting, store phone numbers, edit text, send faxes, keep schedules and many other feats. They are marvels of engineering and can organize a busy life. But I don't have one, though I am a gadget lover. Whenever I am tempted to buy a PDA, four things dissuade me. First, they are bulky. Second, they need batteries. Third, they take time to learn to use. Fourth, their sophistication makes simple tasks, like looking up a phone number, slow and cumbersome. I get by with a notebook and fountain pen.
- Steven Pinker, How The Mind Works