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Worldview: Early adopter or late convert?


Ben Bajarin:

My worldview is that of an early adopter. I am an early adopter. I have a specific technologic worldview. My wife, on the other hand, is a text book late adopter. I approach technology emotionally where she approaches technology pragmatically. I have to have the latest and greatest gadget, and she will use her smartphone until it is no longer usable. Even then she will loathe the fact that it didn’t last longer. Our personality, exposure to certain types of technology, environments, and more, all contributed to each of our technological worldviews.

This is an astute observation. I have always been an early adopter, even to the point of buying a primitive Tandy TRS-80 computer in late 1978 in the (vain) hope that I could make it useful to my company. It was an expensive white elephant but, at least I was there first and I learned something. Others have to be dragged kicking and screaming to new technology.