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Technology and you

Posted 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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Mandatory:

Ipod, Blackberry,cable tv/internet

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Mon, Mar 29, 2010, at 11:12 AM

Mandatory:

25 Mb/s connection

laptop

Fuze with 3G

Backup server :)

Wants:

HP Slate

Fiber optic 100mb/s both ways

PS3 MAG

- A motherboard that does what is says it will do. Sick of the flaws when you buy a $300 motherboard only to find out you have to use lower speeds on the performance ram.

- A video card that doesn't cost more than the actual computer you are placing it in. Really, a $600 video card that will be obsolete in 2 years?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Mar 26, 2010, at 3:24 PM

Must haves: laptop, desktop strictly for gaming, cell phone for voice only, ipod for music, high speed internet, hdtv

Wants: more software for development, PlayStation 3

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Fri, Mar 26, 2010, at 2:09 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.