Media is a module for Dupal 7. It extends the file management capabilities in core. We take the base ways that you can handle files and added enhancements. It's a framework for handling media meta-data such as authorship or quality information, as well as a consistent user interface for managing files. These are the goals of Media.
My first run-in with consumer technology suckiness was in 1991, when Apple's first laptops didn't have a video output. You could open the laptop and insert a card to add a VGA port. I wrote a column on it, noting that when it was installed, my laptop broke and started emitting black smoke.