New technology: a koan

Sid O’Neil:

Every time a new gadget comes out my twitter stream screams the same thing for a couple of days: WANT WANT WANT WANT. It’s an insidious pull that I’m not immune to, and it’s almost constant: there’s always something new to desire.

This is the time when I start to examine what I really want. Having had an iPad 2 for a couple of years, I have learned that an iPad is a great kids computer, but for me, it not something I want or need.