Today's thought

The apple event

The Apple iPhone event is tomorrow.

Per usual, the hype, speculation, rumors, and obsessive super-fans are all present and accounted for. This particular event always gives me pause because it brings to light, the two extremely conflicting points of view that I hold about buying tech:

1) The tools you use do not matter.

If you have a computer—ANY computer—and an internet connection, you can build something impactful on the internet. A new MacBook won’t make you a better designer, so focus only on the craft, and eliminate the frivolities that keep you from optimal output.

2) Do whatever the hell you want.

Nobody really cares what you do! Buy the new iPhone because it brings you joy (even if it’s “silly” to upgrade every year). If you’re financially stable enough so that it won’t sink the ship, just buy it and stop beating yourself up for it. You can always make more money.

There’s no clear right or wrong take — just like there’s really no point to today’s post! It just strikes me as an apt time to take inventory of how these kinds of cultural moments affect us as consumers, businesspeople, and humans.

The Apple iPhone event is tomorrow.

Per usual, the hype, speculation, rumors, and obsessive super-fans are all present and accounted for. This particular event always gives me pause because it brings to light, the two extremely conflicting points of view that I hold about buying tech:

1) The tools you use do not matter.

If you have a computer—ANY computer—and an internet connection, you can build something impactful on the internet. A new MacBook won’t make you a better designer, so focus only on the craft, and eliminate the frivolities that keep you from optimal output.

2) Do whatever the hell you want.

Nobody really cares what you do! Buy the new iPhone because it brings you joy (even if it’s “silly” to upgrade every year). If you’re financially stable enough so that it won’t sink the ship, just buy it and stop beating yourself up for it. You can always make more money.

There’s no clear right or wrong take — just like there’s really no point to today’s post! It just strikes me as an apt time to take inventory of how these kinds of cultural moments affect us as consumers, businesspeople, and humans.

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