Upgrade-Crazy? Or Do You Live Out Your Tech?

There are two types of techies in the world: Those that go crazy and buy up the latest, greatest gadget and those that buy quality tech to last a lifetime. Which are you?

The gotta-have-the-new-thing techies go through some serious cash making sure that they're up-to-date on technology, but they're getting the advantage of having the latest advancements to streamline their lives—or at least make their lives a heck of a lot more fun!

The tried-and-true techies will usually have more reliable machines and a more steady hold on their finances. But they might get left in the dust when their old stuff is rendered obsolete.

Me? I'm in that second batch. I kept my Blackberry Curve for more than two solid years before it started its slow death. Now that it's gone for good, I signed a new contract and upgraded to the latest iPhone. I was on cloud nine with my new gadget before I realized that my tendency towards buying and keeping long-lasting tech was going to sabotage me. My iPhone isn't compatible with the ancient operating system on my five-years old PowerPC-based Mac Powerbook G4.

Which type are you? What do you think are the upsides and downfalls of each tech personality? Let us know in the comments!

(Image: Flickr User Stefan Schlautmann under license from Creative Commons.)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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