|Heavy Handed Symbolism|
In the fine tradition of TDP moot questions, I have one. Is there such a thing as preppy technology? Is some technology more preppy than others?(Caveat one: what is considered technology changes from person to person, and month to month. Caveat two: technology, from automobiles to social networks, integrates into and extends our nervous system. Almost all of us are "half machine.")
Also: are there certain technologies that a preppy family should or, more interestingly, should not have?
Our technology guidelines:*
- Never buy the first generation of a new device
- Decide on a purchase based on 3 years of use, but push for 6. Push off any technology purchase as long as possible
- Buy on ability to meet existing needs - don't assume it will meet new needs down the road
- Recycle when done
- Create more than consume on any device
- Stay away from monthly charges
- Embrace broadly-used products over niche
- Learn how to use technology before not after you buy it
- Never buy something for the sake of showing off
- Buy the middle priced product of a top tier line.
- Look at ability to sync data easily, with complete data import and export capabilities.
*Added after the post was put up.