Shiny object! Must get!

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35 Responses to Shiny object! Must get!

  1. Bret says:

    Yeah?… SO????

  2. Lane says:

    hey! i resemble that diagram. my wife sent it to me as soon as she saw it.

  3. Chanda says:

    fb’ing that one!

  4. Mike says:

    I can wait until it shows up at Goodwill.

  5. FTBC says:

    Or: uses a Macintosh.

    (disclaimer: I like Macs, just not their pricetag)

  6. shinyhat says:

    i’d like to disagree with everyone, but my iPhone 3GS told me to shutup and like it.

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  8. Alex says:

    Just in time for the Apple iPod event tomorrow!

  9. Adriano says:

    *twitch* must… change… typo… =P

    for the longest time I thought it was supposed to be “Adopter” instead of “Adapter”, and I was wondering why overpaying for stuff would lead to adopting a child… xD

  10. Jim says:

    It is ‘adopter’…as in, they adopt the product early on, before its price comes down from market activity. Early ‘adapter’ makes even less sense.

  11. Tullo says:

    Don’t dis the early-adopters. If it weren’t for them, new products wouldn’t be profitable, and therefore wouldn’t be mass-manufactured for everyone else. You owe every successful piece of technology you own to the early-adopters.

  12. Phil says:

    I think Tullo way overstates the case for early adopters. I’m not an early adopter, but I do appreciate they serve a function in mass marketed goods. I think the success of “every successful piece of technology I own” is due to MANY people: thoughtful and sensitive designers, engineers and accountants, who listen to the public (which includes those voracious early adopters) and make appropriate adjustments, including scrapping the really bad objects entirely.

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  14. Tullo says:

    Phil, allow me to restate: you owe *the success of* every piece of technology to the early adopters. You can build the best device ever, but if nobody pays off your initial engineering costs, there will be no financial incentive for your investors to pay for a larger, more cost-efficient production run.

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  16. Doug T says:

    “Caw! Caw!”

    Bragging early adopters remind me of crows.


    Or ravens

  17. Isherwood says:

    The earliest of adoptors often get it for free!

  18. BB says:

    Wait… huh? This makes no sense. So, if I’m the FIRST one to buy a product say 6 months after it was released, I’m still an early adopter?
    There’s no such thing as early adopters, just people who stood in line before you.

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  23. bryce says:

    BB, I think you’re missing the point.

    any time a major innovation is released to market (new generation consoles for example) are released and a MUCH MUCH higher price than they are sold for 6-12 months later. why? because since there’s only been a small number of the product produced economies of scale haven’t been achieved so prices are much higher.

  24. Joal says:

    If the “it” in “bragging about it” refers to overspending (and it must as far as I can tell, for this to make sense), then shouldn’t the “bragging” circle be wholly inside “overspending”? Since “bragging about overspending” must be a strict subset of “overspending”.

    Furthermore, since “bragging about overspending” could also take the guise of, say, buying certain brands over others, then “early adopters” should be a strict subset again of the earlier subset.

    Giving us three concentric circles.

    Yeah, I know, the original version gives us a prettier Venn diagram…

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  31. Tech - Tommy says:

    Circle on the left represents the old fashion wheel mouse, the path on the right is the path of an old scroll mouse from Microsoft, the middle section represents the new Magic Mouse from Apple with newly adopted features!

    It’s called Magic Mouse, and it’s the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. Click anywhere, scroll in any direction and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top shell. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace.

    Okay I am getting a tad excited here.. but I got to get one!


  32. Dee Wilcox says:

    Oh, my gosh, so true!!

    I am tempted to be ashamed that I have been that person and sometimes still am. My husband and I are recovering early adopters, I suppose…

    But is it so bad, really? After all, we get to lead the way! Right?

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