Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC
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I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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D'oh.
by marcp on Fri 25th Jul 2014 22:30 UTC
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"I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets."

Environment isn't all that happy with you, you know. Yeah, buy more, waste more resources. You'll receive a medal for participating in destroying of our NATURAL HABITAT.
Other than that - consumptionism. To be, or to have ... ? that is a question. Seemingly, you've chosen the latter. Not very wise, to say the least.

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RE: D'oh.
by Morgan on Fri 25th Jul 2014 22:53 in reply to "D'oh."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, buy more, waste more resources.


Thom: "...started to work on my nerves so much I decided to give it away to my father (a €700-800 device is too expensive to collect dust in a drawer - it needs to be used, hence I gave it away)"

He could have just bought his dad a new phone, but he gave him one instead. I remember reading in the past how he has swapped with/given devices to his other family members. I do the same thing; my best friend and I trade devices with each other so much my wife thinks we could make a drinking game out of it, if we drank. I have a Pebble smartwatch I don't use anymore, that I got from said friend when he upgraded. He could have just tossed it in the trash but he gave it to me. I could just toss it in the trash, but instead I'll end up passing it on to someone else so they don't have to buy a new one.

You're right, there is entirely too much waste going on in the world, especially when it comes to technology and gadgets. But I think you should read an entire article before firing off both barrels at the first paragraph.

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RE: D'oh.
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 23:43 in reply to "D'oh."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You'll receive a medal for participating in destroying of our NATURAL HABITAT.


Considering I work from home, in a tiny country where everything is close by and I barely have to use my car at all, I think my contribution to "destroying of our NATURAL HABITAT" is exceptionally minimal when compared to just about everyone else in the western world.

On top of that, I live in The Netherlands. There's nothing natural about the land my house is built on in the first place, because my ancestors BUILT this land from the sea.

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RE[2]: D'oh.
by zima on Mon 28th Jul 2014 22:09 in reply to "RE: D'oh."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But you still can't get a fully supported hardware for the review of RISC OS? ;p

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