We all love gear. I an a gear freak! I guess it goes with working in the IT sector, scuba diving, and photography – the gear excites me, entices me, and I just can’t help myself sometimes. But it has to end at some point, right? After all, as David DuChemin is known for saying, “Gear is Good, Vision is Better”! I couldn’t agree more…or could I?
My wife’s birthday is right around the corner – literally. The next time I post, her birthday will have passed. The funny thing is, she has received her typical stipends from the parental units and now has some extra cash to spend (which is odd enough in this economy), so finds herself in a bit of a pickle. What to do?
She has a point…take a look at our current technology library:
1. Windows XP desktop (Dell Optiplex)
2. Windows XP VOIP system
3. Linux Video Camera Surveillance system
5. Acer Netbook
6. Motorola Android X Smart Phone
7. LG Smart Phone
8. iPod Touch (2nd Generation)
9. Amazon Kindle
Know what the one thing is that’s missing? Yup, you guessed it – the iPad.
We all know about them, more know about them, and some even fawn over them…claiming they are the only device in their category – the iPad is it’s own category. So, when she had this extra money for her birthday, she came to me and said, “I don’t know what to do..there’s nothing I really want or need…any ideas?” My response was: Get an iPad!
Then she said, “Why”…and recited the list to me. She has a point – we really don’t need an iPad. It looks so cool…but, is it something that we need? Probably not. It is something we’ve thought about, but given our connected nature already, do we really need it? My truthful answer is, “No.” She asked me to put together a list for her of why she should get an iPad. I came up with tons of reasons – for me…
So, it looks like the iPad will not be coming to the house any time soon – simply because, as Tracy put it: “How Much is Too Much?” So, with that in mind, I’d really like to pose a question to the reading audience:
How much gear do you own? When would you draw the line? How much is too much? Sound off in the poll:
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