Re: Should the Doctor get a Tricorder? Oh wait, he has one apparently
Twenty years ago, I had a bulky cellphone. No one is complaining because now I can take pictures with my latest version. And remotely control other computers. And access the Internet. And predict the weather. And control my TV. And detect radiation.
Exactly. It's his multitool, it does what it needs to do to move the plot along but not actually solve it. Hold open a door? Scan an area? Put up a shelf? It does what it needs to do. Who cares that we don't understand how he reads it? Psychic interface works for me if you like.
"You mean life?"
"Yeah. Does it get easy?"
"What do you want me to say?"
"Lie to me."