It is fair to say that in the 21st century, the time span that separates a new technology from universal acceptance is becoming much shorter.
However, everyone has a personal point of no return.
- The Apple Macintosh computer may have been introduced in 1984, but I did not have my own computer until 1996.
- The cell phone may have been introduced in the late nineties, but I didn't buy one until 2003.
Sometimes, however, my conversion is immediate.
- Color TV? Needed this ASAP.
- The first music CD? Listened. Bought a CD player within an hour.
- GPS for my car? I can't find my way out of a paper bag. Got that puppy pronto.
- Smartphones? Never had a Blackberry. It took the iPhone 4 to move me.
- iPad? Had to play with one owned by a friend before purchasing one, and honestly, I didn't "get it" right away.
- Blu-ray - yes, the picture is sharper, but I just don't care enough.
- Google+ - why? Why do I need this?
- Facebook - use it for work. Don't care to spend my personal time there.
- Happy with iPhone 4 - don't need to upgrade to iPhone 4s.
- Latest version of Gmail - no.
- Latest version of Blogger - no.