Technology... is it too much, to fast?
Unfortunately, our world is becoming faster than we can keep up with... and less patient as well.
A good example is cell phones and "smart" devices. Phone models change at least once/year, and people have become so accustomed to this change that they don't recognize a good thing when it's sitting in the "Palm" of their own hand. Half the miraculous upgrades are shameful and not upgrades at all, but rather a slick marketing ploy to get us to crave what we don't have. "Oh geez... they now have an 8 megapixel camera instead of 6 that still takes mediocre pics... GOTTA HAVE IT!"
WebOS is by far the most useful OS on the market (IMO), it multi-tasks and simply out performs every other OS, hands down. Now that I've said that, there's also a down side... Unfortunately Palm fell short of getting its innovative product out on the market with decent hardware that could make it compete. Now it seems that HP is following in the exact same footsteps with the HP Veer (a complete bust) and the long-not-so-awaited Pre 3 (a bust before it ever hits the market... if it ever will) is completely off the radar. But I digress...
Any time you compare hardware, software, apps, operating systems, etc, it's very often a technical toss up, but the purchase is based on personal preference, style, and quite possibly how cool it makes you feel to own it, touch it, and constantly show it off. People typically love what they've bought and dislike what they didn't buy. Then we spend the next several months trying to convince everyone else to think the same way we do... isn't that what is't really about??? And then the next generation product is released and we start the cycle all over again!
So whether you're an Apple or a PC, an "i" or a "my", don't forget that the bottom line for any company is to take your money; as much as they can, and as often as often as they can. Patience is something we are rapidly losing in this new throw-away/upgrade world of instant gratification. Personally, as long as it works and meets my needs, I'll sit back for a while and watch the "clouds" pass by... until the next upgrade is announced, of course!
Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2011 20:37)