I’m no stranger to gadget envy. As a young man I was extremely envious when I could not afford to buy an Apple II or an Atari 800 (or even an Atari 400!). All I could afford was a Commodore 64. Those were the days of serious gadget envy and they motivated me to make more money so I would no longer have to wallow in gadget shame.
My gadget envy abated with age though and certainly isn’t chronic these days. Sure, I bought an iPhone the very first day it was available in 2007…but I waited until late in the day and didn’t have to wait in line. I also didn’t upgrade that phone for 3 years.
When the first generation of iPad rolled out, Bill and I pretty much looked at each other, scratched our heads and thought “why would anybody who already has an iPhone spend that kind of money on a ginormous iPhone?”
So we didn’t.
I’ve warmed up a bit more to the idea over the last year primarily for two reasons.
I like the idea in certain cases of having access to a bigger table screen instead of a laptop or notebook (or iPhone).
#!&%#! Comcast currently won’t let me watch Xfinity On-Demand online via the iPhone, but it will let me do it with an iPad.
So, two (more) ridiculous polls…