Boston Globe: WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). Lisa pointed this article to me, I think as explanation for how she thinks about technology purchases. I can certainly say that WAF played a big role in the decision to upgrade my PowerBook. The deciding factor was the ability to do video chats with my inlaws, which I had previously considered a cool bonus but not necessarily a deciding feature.
What does this have to do with hi fi? Well, it certainly explains Lisa’s desire for flat panel TVs, her agreeing with me that we at least need to look at DLP front projectors, and her oo-ing over the new flat panel speaker line from Bowers and Wilkins.