2014 May Be The Last Year I Ever Buy A Computer

I’m not entirely sure how many different computers I’ve owned throughout the years, but I know it’s a lot. More than a dozen. Maybe two dozen? Right now I own an iMac (with a second monitor on my desk), a Retina MacBook Pro (my main personal machine), and a MacBook Air (my work machine).

Yes, that alone is ridiculous. But it’s even more ridiculous when you throw in all the various iDevices (and a couple Android devices) I own as well. I feel the urge to streamline. But I’m not quite ready to just yet. I think I’m going to buy one more computer this year. And I have a suspicion that this may be the last year I ever do that.

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Although technology will still keep up with population through 2014, it will be only through a supreme effort and with but partial success. Not all the world’s population will enjoy the gadgety world of the future to the full. A larger portion than today will be deprived and although they may be better off, materially, than today, they will be further behind when compared with the advanced portions of the world. They will have moved backward, relatively.
Isaac Asimov …in 1964.