Technology is great. But it can also make us its slave.
For instance, TTL flash is pretty good at solving lighting problems on the run. (See, McNally? I'm open-minded…) But those problems existed long before we had TTL flash—or TTL exposure metering, for that matter.
And yet, we solved them on a regular basis. Even without feedback on the backs of our cameras. Or autofocus. While walking five miles to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways.