Not for Some

Patrick Rhone at Minimal Mac:

I’ve been around too long and learned from experience that technology has to prove itself. It should make us better. It should solve problems. And, we should consider these things before allowing any new tool into our daily lives. We should ask ourselves if it’s for us.

Me, I’m happy here. Things work in a way I am happy with. The same as they did yesterday. And, if that’s the case for you then the best upgrade one can make is to get to know what you have even better. Maybe dig up a iOS 7 or Mavericks tips & tricks post from last year that’s growing stale on some tech blog. You just might make a writer’s day when they open their stats and see your solitary click on a post they thought long forgotten and irrelevant. Let them know why that post is still there and why it matters — it’s for you.

Good advice. My wife and some of my friends are of a similar mind. We geeks like to think that every update is ultimately timely and important. They aren’t. Many people are better served with last year’s tech, because their use case is running smoothly, and if they’ll take the time to learn a little bit more about their devices or software, they become all the more efficient.

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