In this day and age, you have to be able to fix anything, anywhere.
What happens when they only way to stop a moving train on a collision course is to hack the console (obviously its an electronic train), but wait! Someone smashed the screen!
Clearly you need to be able to output its video to your laptop device, which requires some software skill
But more importantly, without the hardware, you'd be lost!
Your tech survival kit, here http://lifehacker.com/5715138/how-do-i-put-together-a-tech-survival-kit