This blog is a lament for the loss of skills that should be second nature to all of us. It’s all due to the Law of Unintended Consequences

But when it comes to managing these problems, Tenner cautions, “Changing any single piece of hardware, or any law, may or may not have the desired effect.” The Law of Unintended Consequences, says: “Whatever is done to deal positively with one thing is bound to adversely affect another.”

Future consequences need to be considered, but the future is by definition imaginary and unfortunately the people who are tasked to imagine it often seem devoid of imagination.