It’s hard to deny the fact that we are forever bombarded with the latest gadgetry and our homes and lives are more than fulfilled with iPhones, Blackberries, iPads, etc.
Meet my laptop. It’s ancient. I bought this laptop 5years ago; it was an average/below average spec for the time and had all the functions I desired. The main purpose was so I could browse the Internet at my pleasure without the restraints of a home computer.
Unbelievably this same laptop has lasted me all this time. I know it doesn’t look the part, it’s chunky for one, and there have been a few problems here and there. But if you ever wondered where all my blog posts get written, then it is right here.
Don’t get me wrong it would have been nice to have a laptop upgrade some years ago, but I have made do with what I had, and if anything I guess that’s taught me a valuable lesson.
You don’t always need the best. And you certainly don’t always need what you think you need. Of course it's personal preference when it comes to technology and how far you want to go/what budget you have. But fundamentally this laptop has enabled me to write, blog, listen, watch, chat, and above all interact and connect with the online world.
This humble piece of technology doesn’t owe me a single penny in return. The usage more than outweighs the price I originally paid, and it just shows if you look after something you can more than get your moneys worth out of it.
For a few months now, it’s been noticeably slowing down vastly and my patience has been challenged. But I was reluctant to purchase a new laptop straight away; I think I was waiting for a complete power failure.
But the time has sadly come to say goodbye and part our ways. I strangely feel sentimental, after all this was the first laptop I could call my own.