OK, so this is pretty extreme behaviour even for an engineering nerd:
He must have been wishing he could have just flipped the switch.
For tech fan Mark Rittman spent 11 frustrating hours trying to make his nifty WiFi kettle boil.
The WiFi kettle – which ranges in price from £50 to £100 – supposedly allows people to flick the kettle on with their phone from the comfort of their bed or sofa.
But after trying to make a cuppa at 9am, Mr Rittman quickly ran into troubles in what was to become a 11-hour long struggle
We’ve all seen the story around. Now, try rewriting the story in your head so that it’s a woman doing this.
Doesn’t work, does it?
Not that there isn’t some female engineering nerd out there who would or has done this sort of thing. But our experience of life is that it is predominantly men who are prepared to go to such ridiculous lengths to make something work.
And the problem we have on the larger scale is that absolutely every advance inhuman civilisation requires that one or more people do some ridiculous piece of work like this.
There’s a value to this male stuff.