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Kate McClintock, 12, left, Kate Green, 13, and Lilly Bond, 13, look at their smartphones at Lilly's home in Evanston, Ill. The friends are seventh-graders at Haven Middle School in Evanston, which has been at the center of a controversy over its dress code. Parents and students, including these girls, complain that the school's restrictions on girls' attire, including leggings, is inconsistent and targets girls with certain body types. The district is reviewing the school and district policies. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
This undated photo provided by Tween Brands in 2008 shows models wearing tights and leggings. (AP Photo/Tween Brands)
In this March 2014 photo provided by their families, Kamryn Renfro, 9, left, and Delaney Clements, 11, right, stand together for a photo in Grand Junction, Colo. shortly after Kamryn had her head shaved to support Delaney, who lost her hair after treatment for cancer. Kamryn was suspended from her public charter school in Grand Junction because a shaved head goes against the school's dress code. But the school quickly reversed the decision. (AP Photo)
In this 2014 photo provided by their families, Delaney Clements, 11, left, and Kamryn Renfro, 9, right, stand together at a hospital in Colorado. Kamryn was suspended from her public charter school in Grand Junction because a shaved head goes against the school's dress code. But the school quickly reversed the decision. (AP Photo)
Modern society fetishizes technology, worships convenience and strives for technological-driven convenience above most everything. If this year’s coveted Rube Goldberg SmartMachine can be made easier and cheaper by robots in foreign lands, or constructed out of lower-quality materials, then doggone it, the average person or business will happily take the cheaper, easier option, thank you very much.