I knew the guy lived in a cave yet used satellite phones, but I figured that both were just necessities in his line of work. I didn’t know there was a seemingly arbitrary line between acceptable and unacceptable technologies. From Wikipedia:

In keeping with Wahhabi beliefs, bin Laden opposes music on religious grounds, and his attitude towards technology is mixed. He is interested in “earth-moving machinery and genetic engineering of plants” on the one hand, but rejects “chilled water” on the other.

Is it just me or is Wikipedia slightly mocking him with the absurdity of this juxtaposition?