I am a notoriously late adopter of technology. Here is a Wayne quote, circa 1990, “The Internet will never amount to anything more than a glorified porn mag and shopping catalogue.” Instead of using this new technology, I made do with a dial-up modem and a local BBS for e-mail and Internet-like activities. I came around in the end, and now I spend more hours than I would care to mention on the Internet.
For years I’ve felt the same way about cell phones. “When I’m out why would I want to be reachable by phone?” I used to say. Well, due to a fantastic offer from the 7-11, and much prodding from Sterling and Colleen, I finally purchased one. Over night I became a texting, cell-phoning maniac. Damn it Sterling you were right! Cell phones are actually pretty useful.
While I’m late for the party once again, I think there are certain advantages to being a late adopter. All the kinks of the technology have already been worked out, there are plenty of resources to help you with trouble shooting, and it’s usually much cheaper to join 🙂
Any other late adopters out there?