Tech reviews can be pretty crazy sometimes. I was looking at one for a phone the other day, and it was complaining that the specs showed you could get it wet but that it wasn’t certified for 50 metres immersion in water or something. Not just saying "it doesn’t do this", but flat-out complaining that it couldn’t do it.
Just let that sink in a moment (no pun intended). A guy was genuinely upset that a device as thin as a pencil, no bigger than a passport, that can communicate with anyone on Earth and deliver the sum of all human knowledge to them in an instant, and that costs less than most people blow on a weekend night out, may (not even definitely, just may) stop working if you inexplicably:
(A) Decided to take it scuba diving, and
(B) Were the sort of dingus who could remember to safely put on all manner of gear to let you breathe beneath the waves, yet simultaneously lacked the foresight to put your phone in some form of spume-proof bag.
Then, rather than pointing out how absurd this manufactured calamity was, the comments below the article almost all agreed with the unreasonable grumping of the author. Yes I know, this sort of hyper-extreme nonsense is the internet all round, but it’s absolutely bonkers how quickly we lose perspective of the fact that the stuff we’re surrounded with is flat-out amazeballs, and instead nitpick it for the most flimsy of issues.
Which is why, sometimes, it’s nice to be reminded of this, and to be able to appreciate what we have with a whole new insight.