In our garage I have a 4×4 that is almost as old as our oldest child (about 17 years to be exact) and, you know what, it gets me and my gear from A-B with no problems whatsoever.
It passes it’s inspection each year (MOT) and does all it is needed to do.
But it’s outdated. So outdated. Certainly no fashion symbol (like the driver, I guess).
Yes. Very outdated. But it still does what it is needed to do. So why change it?
Why put the old gal on the scrap heap and waste many thousands of pounds replacing it just because there’s a newer version that will look prettier, go a bit faster and be a little bit more comfortable? Oh yes, the new car smell. I forgot that bit.
Seriously? I don’t see the point.
My best friend has had the same mobile phone for about 5 or 6 years (if not longer). My wife had one just the same at the time. It still works. It still makes calls, receives calls, sends text messages and receives text messages. It takes pictures, has a music player and an FM radio. It doesn’t do the Internet but, as my mate reminds me, he has a computer on his desk for that. Why change it?
My iPad is the original flavour. There’s been 2 almighty hyped up launches since then. iPad 2 and iPad 3 came and went without me batting an eye-lid.
My wife has the second generation Amazon Kindle… which itself is only a year old but there’s been 2 new models released since then.
Yes, we are so old fashioned!
How much thrown away tech is down to the likes of Amazon, Apple, HTC phones, Blackberrys etc? What a wasteful society we are.
There’s a new version in the works before the bubble wrap has been torn off the previous model – all in the name of profit, fed by a society of “must have it” and “look at me”.
There are millions of people in poverty, many who are constantly hungry, in our country. Do you think they give a monkeys doo doo how much faster the latest iPhone can load an app? Do they even know what an app is?
Around 2 billion people live in poverty around the world – is there an app for that?
Sad isn’t it. All that money and resource being wasted on meaningless “stuff” while millions of families struggle to even find fresh water.
The state of humankind (or lack of). More concerned with having the latest car, the fanciest mobile phone, the latest ‘bright and shiny’ gadget just because they can.
No other reason.
Just to say they’ve got one!