Planned Obsolescence

I remember being absolutely thrilled to have purchased my iPod, Prissy at a steal last April.

Since then things have happened that have put a damper on my joy. For instance, Apple released a new line of iPods that look so different from previous models that poor Prissy now looks dated. And while I have barely gone through half of Prissy’s 80GB storage, the 160GB storage on new iPods seriously has me going through buyer’s remorse. (I’m still paying for Prissy via credit card installment at 0% interest over 12 months.)

It’s been a few months since the new iPods have come out and a lot of people I know have “upgraded” to the new models. However, I realize that my iPod is still good; at some point I’ll just have to have the battery replaced, but there’s really no reason for me to get a new one. It’s just extremely clever marketing and hype that has me going, “Oh, I gotta have that.”

I’ll just console myself by loading more music and videos, and spiffying up Prissy with G-Mask. It’s not about what you have; it’s how you carry it. Ü

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6 thoughts on “Planned Obsolescence

  • November 12, 2007 at 10:25 pm
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    I’ve been feeling the burn after seeing the new iPods as well. But Imma using my nano ’till it breaks.

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  • November 17, 2007 at 11:57 am
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    Heheheh, I would have carried on with my first generation iPod Nano if it hadn’t been stolen from me πŸ™ Now, I have to fork out for a third generation, square, I-Can-Play-Video one. Silver lining? Perhaps!

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  • November 17, 2007 at 1:11 pm
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    Aww, Marshmallow, I really felt bad for you when I read through your blog that your iPod had disappeared (a.k.a. been stolen). The new Nanos seem like good deals, though — and the lowest-capacity one is priced like the first iPod (Shuffle) I bought. I can’t believe they’re all going for so much lower now!

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  • November 21, 2007 at 7:13 am
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    Hi Noelle, I’m curious with the G-mask, is it like a skin wrap thingamajig? I wonder if it works for iPhones as well (I’m assuming it does based on the photos)? Any info or insight is appreciated πŸ˜‰

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  • November 21, 2007 at 9:31 am
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    Hi Luis, it’s like shrink wrap, except it’s scratch-proof. Although most people opt for designs, my friend Hans had his new iPod classic G-Masked with clear wrapping. I think it’ll work for an iPhone. πŸ™‚

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