Computers as Fashion

Apple has overdone it with iProducts that obsolete previous ones only a few months old. With software, you would get an automatic upgrade. With hardware, your status symbol is reduced to an embarrassment. People keep buying the latest, not because of any great need for the enhanced power, but to enhance their prestige, vaguely hoping it will get them laid more often. The iPhone has become the new Rolex. This is conspicuous consumption gone mad.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)