Small box in hand, I told the Best Buy associate what I wanted. He told me I didn't want it. (I'm sorry, we just met, sir.) I then told Ricardo exactly what I'd be doing, what I wanted to get out of the netbook and why I wanted it. He kept looking at me like I had found the lone cassette player for sale in the store.
There are pros and cons to both the tablet and netbook, but the new dilemma left me with more questions about myself and technology. As a freshly-turned 26 year old, am I already getting outsmarted by machines and things that make our lives "easier."
Evidence I'm a technological geriatric:
- I buy physical CDs of my favorite artists whenever possible
- I make at least one new mix CD per month in spite of owning an iPod.
- I don't want an e-reader. I want everyone around me to know what book I'm reading.
- I keep my schedule "planner style" like in high school.
Evidence I'm still with it:
- I have a smart phone.
- I don't own any cassettes.
Identity crisis aside, is anyone else as intuitive as Ricardo? My master's degree is not in computer science or thinking for myself. Please, tell me what I want.