When I was typing about my car clock being all wrong now it occured to me that the clock in my old car, circa 1990, was so much easier to change. I had a plus and a minus button and just held gthe relevent one until it was approximately in the correct area then jabbed it until the correct time was showing. Now on my last year's model car I have to mess about with a whole calendar.
My computer is fine, yes that is easier as it seems to know and changes automatically as does my dvd/vcr recorder.
On the subject of my dvd/vcr recorder, now that is another thing that has become far more complex. The old vcr I had was simple to set, but this one is like a flaming spaceship control panel, I simply do not have a clue how to set it. I just use it for timeshift and the programme I will be watching is the second one to start! So far I havn't been able to actually stop it recording until the tape or disk runs out.
There are no doubt other things around that are more complex now than they were back then. So is life easier with labour saving gadgets or not? Does technology drive you loopy?