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Cords -- an annoyance of modern life

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After spending a morning packing for a trip, I have discovered the biggest annoyance of modern life: Cords!

All of our precious gadgets require cords. Some require two!


For this trip, I had to pack a cord for my laptop, another for my iPod, two for my camera, some earphones, and a cord for my cell phone.

The tangled bundle of cords in my bag looks like it could serve as a nest for a large predatory bird.

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