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May 26, 2013

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Spin

I have a plain digital watch & a ten year old cell phone. Just the basic needs. Keeping it simple & low cost.

Paul

Steve Wozniak and Radios
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/26/engadget-questionnaire-steve-wozniak/#continued

Bill

And I'm the guy in the waiting room with a nice watch reading Don Quixote on an iPad Mini. Different rates for different plates, as Solid Earth Geophysicists say. :D

StarHalo

Bill, but that's the *current* iPad Mini. In a few months, it'll be the *old* iPad Mini, and maybe you can get away with being seen with it in public if it has a nice enough cover, but then a few months later comes the wildly different *NEW new* iPad Mini, which makes yours the *OLD old* iPad Mini, and then the software stops supporting it, etc.

That will never happen with your watch. The nice watch from before you were born is still today's nice watch. That magnitude of timelessness is pretty masculine to me..

Bill

This is true, StarHalo. If you buy a gadget just to impress people you don't care about, then any computer device is a bad choice. 'Course refusing to buy something you want or need because the Cool Kids have made it a fad, and you don't want to participate in a fad, is being controlled by the Cool Kids just as much as following the fad would be. Nor do I wear a nice watch to impress people I don't care about, today or twenty years from now. I wear it because it serves my purposes and I like it.

Isn't that good enough?

Anyway, why worry what other people think? Most of them are too worried about what YOU think about THEM to notice whether your watch is a Timex, Seiko, or Breitling. And having cheap gadgets is a good safety tool, too. Anybody who thinks I'm worthless because I don't have a $35,000 watch is somebody upon whom I don't wish to waste my time anyway. Let 'em shun me, and thanks to them for relieving me of their worthless presence.

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