Some electronics and appliances can be very expensive, what guarantees are there that they will work?
Try to look out for the CE logo, this means that the product has been manufactured and tested in Europe. Any goods that are faulty or broken when bought must be refunded or replaced by law - just make sure you always keep your proof of purchase.
I like things the way they are, should I embrace technology?
Can you imagine not knowing how to use a book, a pen or a telephone? These are all technologies and tools that we use without a second thought. It always boils down to just not being afraid to have a go and see if it is something that improves your day to day life.