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Related to the Peter Principal (by Dr. Laurence J. Peter) that describes job promotion to the point of incompetence, the e-Peter Principal occurs when we purchase a piece of technology that finally exceeds our ability to competently use the technology for the intended purpose. For some of us, it's the treadmill that becomes the close-hangar, for others it is the digital camera that serves as a paper weight because we are tired of buying memory cards and stuffing them full of photos...
What happened? Margie used to be able to text message on her cell.

Yeah, but the new toy hit her with an e-Peter Principle. She can't even answer a phone call.
by _B_ May 02, 2007

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