I'm a consumer just like everyone else. I realize that things
aren't the solution to the few problems that I've got, but I lust after things just the same. I hope that by writing down the things that I want I'll see how silly and unnecessary they really are. On the other hand...
Aerostich Roadcrafter motorcycle suit. I can almost justify this insanely expensive suit on the basis that I'm less likely to look like pizza if I get off of my motorcycle while its moving. But the reality is that I want one of these suits precisely because they're expensive rather than any other reason.
Compaq Ipaq PDA. It runs GNU/Linux so it must be great, right? In principle this device might make sense for me, but in practice it would be a huge (albeit fun) time sink. I've already got a Palm III which is boring but keeps track of addresses just fine. But I want I want I want one of these.
Ventura Vmatic watch. I don't even wear a watch, so why do I lust after this $1000 lump of titanium?
996 999 1098
1198. This bike is so baaad
that if I ever owned one I'm sure it would laugh at me every time I rode it. But I saw one parked near my office the other day and it really got the juices flowing.
Sunglasses. Let's face it, the glasses that you get in the dime store are probably fine but these folks have convinced me that I need
to spend $200 on a pair of sunglasses that I'll probably lose in less than a year anyway. http://www.oakley.com/products/3368
Media Player - http://www.prismiq.com/products/ used to make a cute machine that can play media files from a PC.
Tools - I want I want I want lots of tools that I have no business using
Bike Messenger Bag - http://www.baileyworks.com/ much cooler than a briefcase, but then again I'm not cool to begin with so why do I want one?
Keyboard - $129 for a keyboard? Well worth it if it's half as good as the original IBM Model M: http://store.daskeyboard.com/Das-Keyboard-Professional-Model-S/dp/B003M567V6
Blackphone - I haven't felt the need for a smartphone, until now, for two reasons: my paranoia and my stinginess. The blackphone addresses one of these concerns, but at more than $600, not the other: https://store.blackphone.ch/
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