There was a time when I was a bit of a snob about second-hand tech items, the idea of having something already used by other people was not a nice one, but I must admit at the time I had more money that I have now so having new stuff was easy. Having a family … Continue reading Why I love second-hand tech stores.
When a designer makes portable gear he/she thinks about every little detail possible, the final piece is usually nice to the eye, easy to use and easy to get damaged. Enter the plastic (silicon) cover to the rescue. You got a amazing top of the line cellphone? Want it to last more? The cheap condom … Continue reading On plastic covers for portable gear.
The other day I read somewhere that vinyl sales are on the rise again, people are buying more and more records and the amazing fact is that the buyers all mostly young people. In a Mp3 and file sharing world young people are actually buying big, not practical records of old days, but why? My … Continue reading Vinyl resurgence, because people want beautiful stuff.
Like all people I fall victim of my own consumer desires, the “I want" becomes the "I need”, but do I really need new stuff to enjoy my music, it’s a personal question that touches the core of the consumer society we live on. If my desires had their way I would have some top of the line … Continue reading Consumerism and desire.
Tumblr is a funny thing, I see some teens with really expensive headphones, that would not be a problem if they or their parents were buying really good stuff but most of the time that's not the case. You guys & gals should already know that I really don’t like marketing bullshit and with headphones … Continue reading Headphones marketing, teens & parents.