So today I met a fellow iPhone user. This in itself is not remarkable as I see lots of iPhone users everyday. What is remarkable about this is that this particular guy has an original iPhone and it looks like it’s been dragged behind a car for a couple of dozen miles. The metal back is all dented up and scuffed and a corner of the glass is cracked. I overheard him say that there’s no sense in buying a new phone because this phone still works; he can text, make calls and listen to the iPod.

I find this attitude to be quite refreshing. I often have my eye on the next goody on the tree. I like buying new toys, even when the older toy isn’t worn out, it’s just not as shiny anymore. In the grand scheme of things this doesn’t make much sense.

I have been thinking of getting a new phone just because I’m tired of my iPhone and because I’m not entirely onboard with the closed nature of the architecture of the device. but it works and it does what I need it to do. When either of these things are no longer true, then I will get a new phone. the same goes for my computers.

It’s time to be a little more sensible.