Technology moves too fast…so I give up. Not because i’m scared of technology but because I don’t see the point in spending hundreds of pounds on stuff just because it’s new when the old stuff works just fine, not to mention that anything technological you buy now will be out of date in two months max and be replaced by something smaller and “better”.
You’ll be surprised to know that I’m a 20 year old girl and far from being inexperienced in modern technology. When I have to use something I can, it just wouldn’t be my first choice. My friends, however, are on the other side of the spectrum. They update their gadgets more times in a year than I have pasta for dinner (and i’m a student!). I’m now bombarded on Facebook with statuses saying “My BBM pin is ****** add me” while I still have my old (and by old I mean two years old) phone that’s lucky to get on the internet at all and, to the horror of my housemate, still “Pay as you go”!!!
But the truth is I have no desire to update my stuff and I refuse to believe i’m the only young person out there who thinks this way. Most of what I own averages out at about two years of age but compare it to todays editions and the difference is insane! If I got into the craze of buying something everytime it got more advanced i’d be bankrupt in a month. Instead I take care of my stuff, wait until it’s unusable and then go out and buy a new one and it doesn’t even have to be the newest version. It just has to do the job. A phone must be able to text and ring people, a camera must take pictures, a music player must pay music. Yes, i’m not oblivious to the fact they’ve made huge advantages and that the new stuff is most probably better and allows you to do much more but why buy now for £300 when it’ll be half that price in a years time because something new has taken its place.
So I’ve looked around my room for things I use on an almost daily basis and still work great. Welcome to the museum of technology AKA my bedroom.