Just a few hours ago, I made a deposit into a credit union savings account I’ve been using to save for the latest iPhone. I have an old Motorola flip phone that’s cracked and on the verge of falling apart. It hasn’t become two pieces instead of one YET, and most days I resist tugging at it like I did with my loose baby teeth as a kid, in hopes of hastening the Tooth Fairy’s visit to my house overnight.
Well, as of today, I have enough for the coveted iPhone 4S, but suddenly, I’m a little hesitant to part with the money! I mean, my banged-up Motorola flip still works, right?
But on the flip side of that, I started pricing the iPhone with double the storage, wondering if I should wait and save for 32GB! Yes, I know, I’m being schizophrenic about this, and it’s “just a phone.”
Since I’ve been home from work, I’ve talked myself down of the 32GB ledge, figuring that any money saved above and beyond the cost of a 16GB (more than enough room!) iPhone can go toward my next technology toy! (Kindle? iPad? Suggestions?)
Meanwhile, I found the article below posted on Facebook when I got home this evening, and it helped me put technology into perspective a little bit. I don’t have to have it all right now, and certainly not before I pay next semester’s tuition bill for library school! Check out the article, or catch the NPR Marketplace Tech podcast episode.