technology lust
Mood: hyper
Music: nothing at the moment
Posted on 2005-03-18 16:23:00
Words: 227

Does anyone else have this problem?

Usually the way it works with me is this (I'll use the iPod as a case study, since that's what I'm in the middle of right now):

- I hear about an iPod. Sounds kinda neat, but whatever. (wait anytime from a few days to a few months)

- Still thinking I don't want one, I learn some more about it. Wow, this thing has some cool features! It makes toast AND does laundry! I decide that I want one. This is a dangerous phase, as I can be an impulse buyer (lasts a few days to a week or two)

- If I haven't bought it, I convince myself that it's not really that great, and I would never use an iPod anyway (lasts weeks to many months)

- I slowly start learning more about an iPod, and convince myself that it really is that cool, and it would be awesome to own one, and I would too use it sometimes, maybe. Then I either buy it, or go back to the previous step.

I think I'm back to step 3 about an iPod for now. Anyway, I think I'm gonna get a new cell phone - mine has pretty bad battery life at this point, and I can upgrade for cheap (thanks, T-Mobile!).

Man, what a long day. Can't wait to start the weekend!


Comment from anonymous:

Repeated that process many many times before I got my Roomba. And I don't regret it. So... you figure out what you want to learn from that!

Comment from gregstoll:

Heh :-) Actually, a Roomba occupies a similar place in my heart to an iPod. I think them both being cute has something to do with it. Not that David would be thrilled with a Roomba going all day while he's home... :-P

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