Those were the days: At one time, mechanical tape-embossing units were the only low-cost, on-the-spot way to generate labels, with a very tangible and tactile feel despite their awkwardness. (Image source: Dymo/Newell Brands)
I have always loved labelling and no, it isn't because I am an organizing freak but it is just that I simply love printing the labels. Yes, childish but at the same time so neat and tidy around the clock. It has become a habit of mine and I have to say that my hobby increases as the day passes which definitely helps keep everything in place.
This makes me happy that I know a little bit about how to get my computer systems and appliances set up. I had such a good time getting everything all organized in my home and making the wiring setup all neat and tidy! It's actually kind of therapeutic to see how everything gets so neatly tied up and set aside. Spaghetti wires give me anxiety in comparison!
Reality check: Often what appears “on paper” to be a simple, trivial interconnect effort turns out to have real-world installation issues which require some extra time and attention, if not frustration.
Today’s cars are loaded with sensors and analog signal-conditioning components for basic operation, user convenience, and safety mandates, but there’s an upfront cost and complexity impact as well as longer-term implications that comes with these enhancements.