“So many ordinary objects and experiences have become technologized — made dependent on computers, sensors, and other apparatuses meant to improve them — that they have also ceased to work in their usual manner.” Yes, yes, yes. Keep your touch screens and give us back our damn knobs! Ian Bogost explains why nothing ever works anymore. (I don’t want to have to take an online course to figure out how to work my car’s air conditioner.)

+ Speaking of knobs and buttons, Nokia is bringing back an old phone.