Phones make us superheroes. To hear the voice of another human from around the world is truly one of the greatest achievements of the 19th century.
Using your desktop remotely can get a lot easier with a good application launcher. Although it is possible to capture mouse clicks to program things, most things operate a lot more reliably when we learn to execute them by typing. And it’s just plain faster. We like faster a lot, because when work gets done faster we have more time to stand around at the coffee machine.
Getting warm in San Francisco is almost always a challenge, and even a high rent doesn’t guarantee your apartment will include adequate heat. Buildings are old, uninsulated, and drafty—the triple threat for those who like to be able to comfortably walk about their apartment in our overly-valued draconian conditions—if they even have heat.