How to Discuss a Possible New Technology Purchase

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I have a Windows 8 desktiop, a Windows 8 laptop, a Windows RT tablet, an Android tablet, an iPad, a Windows 7 netbook, a Windows 8 Phone, an Android phone, an iPhone and an iPod. It still is not enough so I know how you feel! :-)

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWim ten Brink

So long as agricultural subsidies exist in the U.S., the taxes that you pay are being wasted.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/AgriculturalSubsidyPrograms.html

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

I had a bass guitar. It had five strings. I needed one with four strings, and got a fretless. Then I needed one signed by Billy Sheehan. Then I needed one with active electronics. Then I needed one with 6 strings. Then I needed one with 8 strings. Then I needed one that happened to be very rare. Then I needed one that happened to be somewhat rare. Then someone gave me one that was in pieces. Then I needed one that was kinda rare and in desperate need of help. It's called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, or GAS, and the only known cure is sharing finances with someone who does not share your enthusiasm for whatever gear you're acquiring. You should thank Missy for being such a stick in the mud. She must love you very much to not put up with your GAS.

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Wait, does that mean Marty Feldman would have been the object of tech envy? That just doesn't seem right!

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMel Funn

If anything you own begins with "i-," you have too much money (well, not for long/any more).

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

desk tops> win 95, xp, millinium,win7, win7ultimate.
phones> the original large white phone, nokia(x2), blackberry, android, galaxy 5s
video game>atari, sega 94, playstation1 &2, nes, xbox
and an ipod, and a new nook plus the original nook.

think that covers it so far might have missed one or two items

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdavid heins

Perfect timing for Father's Day. I plan to use this indisputable logic for my next gadget.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaindog

"So long as agricultural subsidies exist in the U.S., the taxes that you pay are being wasted.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/AgriculturalSubsidyPrograms.html

June 12, 2014 | Gregory Bogosian "

Proof that, if you have an agenda, any topic can be made to fit it.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJR

This is every conversation my wife and I have about our finances except I am Missy and she is Scott. Our definitions for the word "need" are quite different.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Pleased to see plenty of comments from those who use some or all of iOS, Android, Windows. The haters can step off.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

You know that saying about it being easier to ask forgiveness, than to ask permission? Yeah, it doesn't work so well in marriages.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

I'm sending this to my husband IMMEDIATELY! I will say that at least my hubby (who requires a new computer every 18 months) gives me his hand-me-downs.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRochelle

Nope, the screen-in-the-eyeballs is still one step too far out. It'll end once they get a chip in your brain that bypasses the optic nerve completely - both the most convincing and most nonexistent screen possible.

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjerodast

I have a smart phone, a laptop, and a desktop PC. I use the desktop PC for everything, even phone calls.

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterToolPackinMama

I use my laptop for everything. I didn't believe I needed a smartphone, I just had to have the last Nokia manufactured before Microsoft took over, and now it's become the best accessory for my laptop. I don't even need a scanner because the camera's picture quality is better than any scanner available. Now I just need a full-page printer that can slide into my laptop bag.

July 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArchive Binging

Ecclesiastes 7:29: "God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."

July 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVirtual Particle

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