One of the chicks at work today got delivery of her new iPhone 5.
She changed fruit from a blackberry to the apple.
And I’m thinking she only did it because her younger, prettier, more easy going work partner has only an iPhone 4.
And that’s where appreciation come in.
Some things should only be given to those that appreciates the beauty of the design.
Be it a car or a dress or a piece of furniture or technology.
How many people get things because it’s the latest, or because they want to one-up their buddies?
And how many of those people actually appreciate the intricate workings of the device. The sleekness of the design, the ease of use?
There’s my ex sister in law – has an iPad. With all the bells and whistles. And she has never used it. She can’t appreciate what she has in her hands, what she can do with it, how much easier it can make her life. Or just how many books she can download onto a 64 gb iPad 😉
Alas. As with everything, there are priorities. I like technology. I like the comfort it gives to my life. And I don’t always think newest is best. Because it is not always an improvement. So I can live with my gorgeous phone for another year if need be. It does not need replacing, everything is still working beautifully, and why scratch where it’s not itching?
The Audi I want is not one of the new sort. It’s a 2007 model. A Beast. But a beautiful one, and everything on that car is just perfect. I don’t want a new one. Because they’re as common as dirt. But the older ones – not common, and still beautiful.
And not everybody feels the need to appreciate anything. For them, ownership is enough. One-upmanship is the ultimate reason. Having the best and the brightest first is all that counts.
And yes. I am slightly miffed because I don’t have one myself…