Apple just released their iPhone. I don't really want one - I think it's too big. (I carry my phone in my pocket.) Also, I can't feature spending $500 on a phone, when I know lots of people here who could live off that amount for about two months
magazine wrote: 'When our tools don't work, we tend to blame ourselves, for being too stupid or not reading the manual or having too-fat fingers. "I think there's almost a belligerence - people are frustrated with their manufactured environment," says [Jonathan] Ive [Apple's product designer]. "We tend to assume the problem is with us, and not with the products we're trying to use." In other words, when our tools are broken, we feel broken. And when somebody fixes one, we feel a tiny bit more whole.'
That summarizes a little of why I fall into techno lust.
Ultimately, however, having a cool well-designed thing
isn't going to fix that broken-ness. Only our Creator can.
I have found time and again that the fun of a new thing wears off pretty quickly. Sadly, the cost of the thing is not necessarily proportional to the length of happiness generated by its acquisition.