Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Gizmo Lust

Many years too late, just when I was getting interested enough in the iPod to start looking up prices online, I find out about a niftier little gizmo - the MP3 Walkman flash

Smaller, lighter and more colorful are three reasons I would prefer it to the iPod. Plus I'm not an Apple aficionado - just not geek enough for that. I find that the Sony version of the player MP3 flash player is much more expensive compared to other variants in the market

I wonder if there is a word for gizmo lust that waxes and wanes but remains unfulfilled because whenever the craving for it nears purchase threshold, a much more desirable (fiscally unviable and therefore unattainable) alternative is discovered. That approximately describes why I have two rolls of APS film sitting in my bag
for months waiting to be printed while I consider my digital camera options in vain - as I have been for the last few years.


ggop said...

Apple is the pioneer of aesthetics in electronic design. The iMac revolutionalized the look of a computer with its use of pleasant colors. The short lived shuffle also had funky colors.

Apple and too geeky? Surely you jest :-) It isn't Red Hat Linux you know.
It is the simplest interface.

In my books Sony was the maverick in the 70's or 80's with its introduction of Walkman and Discman.

Heartcrossings said...

I guess when I think Apple geek comes to mind because of the demographic of Mac users - they are uber-geeks usually. Ofcourse the iPod is no iBook but I still hesitate..With a Sony I know I am allowed to be a dumb user and will not be punished for it.