recovering gadget addict

i might have finally gotten over my obsession with gadgets. after 15 minutes spent reading about the upcoming PS3 launch in europe and the nokia N95, i found myself thinking: “wow, i must have been really bored just now”. i only read the stuff out of habit left over from 2 or 3 years ago. i don’t believe the hype, because, lets face it, gadgets are so .. erm … year before last.

while some gadgets might still manage to convey a slight must-have tingle, looking all nice and shiny, they really are just pieces of plastic, soon to be outdated, soon to be yesterday’s junk. i find myself more and more interested in content, narrative, and less and less in the tools conveying it. cause after all gadgets are just that, tools to convey content; nothing more and nothing less. i am interested in finding tools that will last, instead of the latest newest one.

i still don’t own an intel mac. although eventually i might have to buy one ofc, but only because i am forced to do so by software updates and other tricks of the trade. having said all this, i will buy the nokia N95, but only because my 7650 is finally, slowly pooping out. i had a good run with the 7650, had it since october 2002. so lets hope the new phone will last me the next 4 years, accross iPhone desasters and more to come. there’s hope, and buying the current top-of-the-line product does give you a better chance to so.


About Jan Zuppinger

Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.