The IT department at my day job has the biggest budget in the company, and they need it to keep pace with our ever-progressing computer software and hardware needs. (Incidentally,Â they’re also sneakyÂ enough to upgrade our desktops and laptops before I have a chance to clear the porn from my cache memory.)
I’ve been wanting to splurge on a high-def television for some time now, but when I start to shop around, it seems a new model that gives you a massage and does your taxes is always just about to become available.
I’ve had my current cell phone for only about a year, but people with iPhones and all the other latest devices that recognize songs, take video, navigate the highway system, and land the space shuttle look at it like it’s a painting on a cave wall.
And recently, Polaroid announced it will cease production of its instant filmthis month. Sixty years after it introduced its first instant camera, the company’s iconic film will no longer be available to shutterbugs, though many photogs claim to still use it regularly.
So today’sÂ Inquisition is twofold:
Is technology advancing faster than consumers can keep up? And what, if any, outmoded technologies do you hang on to and still use?