Do you keep up with technology?
This stems from a conversation I recently had with a friend who saw my house for the first time the other day, it went something like this.
"Wow, I thought your house would be full of all the latest gadgets?"
"Well you work with all this technology at work, it's just a bit different to what I imagined"
We then had a long conversation about where the pre-conception comes from that because I happen to work with all the technology at work, people would also expect to find my house kitted out with it. We never really reached a conclusion, except to say I don't see the point in buying something I don't need, or replacing something that works.
He's right thou, my house is like a relic from the mid to late 1990's mainly because it was then I got my first proper job, and could actually afford to buy stuff. I've just never bothered replacing it because, to be honest, I don't see the point.
For example my TV is a big chunky old CRT one, my DVD player dates from 1998, my stereo setup from 1996, surround sound amp from early 2000's, even my mobile phone is 4 years old and I only changed that because I had to. I don't have an I-pod or PDA or organiser or even a personal laptop (although I do have a work one) My PC is about 4 years old, again only changed because I had to. I do have a flat screen monitor, but that to is about 6 years old. My digital camera is about 6 years old, my printer is an old laserjet 4 from the mid 90's etc. etc.
So are you a technology guru who just has to have the latest gadget, or are there other people like me, who may work with some pretty good technology, but don't really buy into it personally - not because you can't afford to or aren't aware of it, but purely through choice?
Discuss . . . . :D