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New gadgets ‘aim for simple’

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There was a time where starting up a computer took half an hour reading through an instruction manual before it was even attempted.

Now, with user interfaces becoming more intuitive and negative experiences being shared on social media straight away, companies are keen to make their devices as simple as possible.

David Reid discovers why the user manual could be a thing of the past

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Click 09/03/2013

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First broadcast: 09 Mar 2013

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