In ancient China kids used to wear shirts that buttoned down the back so that they would be forced to learn to collaborate with others.
The reason we order wine by the bottle is that it's the perfect size for two or three people.
Likewise, tea used to be an object of sociability until the invention of the teabag.
Easier isn't always better.
Sometimes the best thing since a loaf of sliced bread is a loaf of unsliced bread.