Machine dreams - Was "Advice on 20D"

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Alan Meyer, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Alan Meyer

    Alan Meyer Guest

    You are suffering from electronics upgraditis. It's
    a common malady afflicting computer and camera

    You cannot cure it by giving in to the disease and
    buying a new _____ (computer, camera, DVD player,
    PDA, mp3 player - pick one) because as soon as
    you buy the new one, another still newer one will
    come out and you're back where you started.

    The best cure I know of is to only buy older generation
    equipment. When the new, whizbang 3.6 GHz Pentium
    4 comes out for only $1,995, that's the time to buy
    an "old" 2.8 Ghz machine for $595. You get 3/4 of the
    speed for 1/3 the price. When the new 9MP Nikon 17000
    comes out, that's the time to buy the 5MP Nikon 5700 on

    Over the course of time, you're two extra
    years behind the state of the art, but your bank
    account is three years ahead.

    Besides, it's fun to dream about the new latest stuff.
    As soon as you buy it you have trade in your dreams
    for fears that it's rapidly going out of date. When
    you buy the older technology, you already know
    it's out of date, and it doesn't bother you so much.

    Enjoy the dream. Enjoy the old camera. Put your
    money in the bank.

    Alan Meyer, Sep 1, 2004
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  2. Ah! The best advice I have read in a long time!

    Thank you!

    Roland Karlsson, Sep 1, 2004
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