My phone is 6 years old, and I'm not thinking about replacing it.
I watch television on a television. And I take photographs with a camera.
My name is Rebecca and I'm a late adopter.
Don't get me wrong. I'm in favor of technology. I like it. I use it all the time, I just don't get excited about it. I'm never going to be the person in line waiting for the latest iteration of the i-phone. They're cool, but they just don't do it for me. Part of it is I don't like getting rid of tools that work. My phone works. It calls people. It texts. I can check my email on it. It does everything I ask - so why buy a new one? I don't want to take pictures with it, or video conference. (Pictures in bad lighting from an unflattering angle - nothing has ever been made better by video conference.)
Electronic technology is notorious for its short shelf life. It's "the latest and greatest" for barely a week before people start listing deficiencies and talking about what should be in the next version. I'd rather wait. When I finally do buy a phone, i-pod, or whatever, the bugs will have been worked out. The price will have dropped. Or my friends and family will be so annoyed at my olde-worlde ways, they'll buy me one for Christmas (free is always good). I got a lecture last weekend on why I should stop playing CDs and get an i-pod, and maybe a sound bar. I don't know what a sound bar looks like, but it sounds expensive.
I'll wait. When the price is less than my couch, I'll consider it.
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