Sometimes my love of technology gets in the way of me actually enjoying technology.
Just two weeks ago, it was just a regular work day. I was working on some spreadsheets on my MacBook Air when I pulled a wireless number keypad out of my laptop bag and it slipped out if my hands and flew directly into the screen of my 11" MacBook Air. As I pulled my jaw off the floor, I looked at my MacBook with its cracked display and decided that it was time to upgrade.
Looking at the cost involved, I knew that I had a pretty hefty expense ahead of me. I went home that night and took a look at the tech in my home. I looked at how much use I got out of everything I actually was holding on to.
Galaxy Nexus? Had to go. Experimenting with new platforms is fun but it takes a lot of time and money to maintain a 2-platform lifestyle.
Nike+ FuelBand? Yeah. Like I'm out running marathons. You gots to go.
Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancellation Headphones? I wish I had the time to enjoy my music. That would be nice. Oh well. Maybe the guy on eBay who bought them from me will get that kind of quality time. It never quite materialized for me.
I could go on and on. But to make a long story just a little shorter. I sold everything that wasn't essential or heavily used. Then I reinvested in the platform that I love while cutting ties with the tech I have lost interest in.
What did I end up with? $2800 in cash to by a new MacBook Air, a "New" iPad, a new iPhone 4S, a "New" Apple TV and I had a few hundred left over for Apple goods coming down the pipeline.
So I'm back to the basics.
And I love it.
PS: I held on to the Nano watch. Is it essential? But of course:)