Harry Potter Makes No Sense: Why Do Wizards Use Cameras but Reject Pens?
In the Wizarding World, there’s a weird consensus that using Muggle inventions means that the wizards are weak; but they already use many of those, don’t they?
If we take a step back from the plot of the Harry Potter books and movies and take in the whole picture of how the Muggle and Wizarding worlds coexist, there’s quite a revelation to be had there. Despite all their spells, artifacts, and potions, wizards have significantly lower standards of life compared to Muggles. Why is that?
For some reason, a vast majority of wizards oppose the usage of the Muggle technology as if it will somehow weaken the Wizarding World. In reality, they really should keep an eye on whatever Muggles are doing out there and improve upon their inventions… But the wizards already do that, don’t they?
Of course, they do — but they’re very hypocritical about it.
While Arthur Weasley was laughed at for meddling with a Muggle car and building magical features into it, a few years later we saw the Ministry of Magic having an entire fleet of magically enhanced cars. And Hogwarts Express — a literal train that hasn’t even been altered — has existed for decades prior to that, too.
Wizards oppose new Muggle gadgets out loud but they’ve been using radios and record players for quite some time — and the wizarding rock bands that Harry and his friends listened to on several occasions used modern electrical instruments.