I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I want the latest everything. If it looks pretty and does something cool, I probably want to buy it.
Of course, once I make up my mind to buy something new, I start justifying it in my head. “Of course I’m going to use that voice-activated assistant in my office! It’ll be so handy in my workflow!“ (Narrator: It wasn’t.) “Of course I want that Bluetooth speaker! I’ll be able to bring high-quality music wherever I go!“ (Narrator: That one was true.)
Every other year, it seems, the big companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google release fancy new versions of their signature devices, including laptops. They come with slick marketing commercials and feature rundowns that demonstrate how advanced their stuff is.
Let’s be honest: if you have a word processing program, an internet connection, and a web browser, you can be a writer for a living.