Monday, September 29, 2008

Technology has become increasingly expendable.

Remember the days when old grandma would watch Wheel of Fortune with you on her busted up TV from the '70's? What ever happened to keeping stuff until it dies on you? Nowadays, everything we use has a shelf life of 2 years or less.

My macbook battery died after 304 cycles. I bought it in 2006. It's only been two years since I bought this laptop, and the power cord has already burnt out [I bought another one], the battery died [I bought another one], and there's a new operating system available [I'm not buying it]. Who do you think is to blame for all of this lack of appreciation for old stuff?

I think technology is growing at an increasingly quicker rate each year. Last year, 4GB MicroSD cards were HUGE. Before that, 1GB MicroSD cards were. Before that, there were SD cards. DOES ANYONE EVEN REMEMBER THE ZIP DRIVE FROM THE YEAR 2000? It's scary how quickly technology has grown and how much we forget. So, when you think about buying a new phone after only two years of use, remember that old person who still uses her landline dialer from 1986.


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