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Technology and youPosted Friday, March 26, 2010, at 11:16 AM
Seems like every day some new technology's awaiting our time and dollars.
From iPads to iPods, computer games to in-car computers, the latest cell phones which do everything else...it just goes on and on.
Problem is, those gadgets which so many of us think (or actually do) we need come with a price tag -- or a connectivity cost.
And those costs add up.
How I handle it: Cell phone - of course. BlackBerry? Not yet. High-speed internet connection? Mandatory. Music apps? Yes. Mobile internet (i.e. on cell phone)? Not yet. Kindle? Not until we need them to read newspapers.
But I regularly reconsider my budgeting of technology and what money goes where.
How are you dealing with the cost of connection with the world? What do you need vs. what you want and how do you balance all of it out?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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