ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Why do we always want new shiny stuff?

I woke up this morning and the first thing that popped in my head was “I want a Chromebook“.  Usually it is “coffee” followed by “need more sleep so go away” but not today.  I don’t need a Chromebook but I definitely want one.  The same thing happened yesterday but instead of a Chromebook it was a 7″ Android from Novatech (very good deal by the way) and the previous day it was a 70mm Celestron Travel Scope.

Now this is not usually me.  I am a firm believer in use what you have (and only change it when your needs change) and if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.  I am pretty sure that because there is a new laptop, tablet or phone on the market my existing kit is not obsolete overnight.  I don’t need any of this new kit (especailly the telescope!!) but all the advertising blurb says I do.  It is now too easy to use something and then instead of repairing it we throw it away and get a new one.

I was talking to a friend earlier this week about this.  I mentioned that I was going to purchase an Android tablet in the premise of learning Android so I could then fix any software issues that my clients may have.  I was told “What is the point as tablets are just as disposable as everything else.  They break and people just throw them away and buy a new one?”  Is this the reason that we always want new stuff?

Some people will always want to be at the cutting edge and will spend money on the newest gadgets and that is fine (it is their money after all) but what about the rest of us?

What do you think?

About the Author


Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows, Mac and Linux based IT Support to small businesses in Stirling, Alloa and Falkirk.

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