Monday, 16 April 2007

Luddite

So I knew I had a couple of days travelling on train and tube this week so I made sure the MP3 player was stuffed full of podcasts to keep me company.

Now my MP3 player isn't an iPod and it's more functional than it is a a design icon. I lost the headphones or misplaced them so am using a cheap set from some other device.

The fact that I don't have the latest and greatest MP3 player or headphones doesn't bother me. I can hear the stuff I want to and I have no idea whether the sound quality is good or bad - it just does the job.

Reiner was in our meeting today. He flew over from Germany this morning and was upset that he'd forgotten to pack his headphones. He had bought a cheap pair at the airport but it was clearly below the standard that Reiner expected.

I watched as a group of men gathered round to help Reiner with how and where to buy headphones that would cost £50-£80.

I couldn't imagine spending more than £10.

Is it really possible that I would get a far superior experience by splashing a bit of cash? I honestly don't think I'd notice the difference.

Am I a techie Luddite?

3 comments:

northernlight said...

I am not sure what it is about men and gadgets. Is there really a difference between the £10 headphones and the more expensive ones? Probably not....

northernlight said...

You are not a luddite, as you have a dongle!

Ann said...

I have a dongle, and I'm not afraid to use it, but I do have tech Luddite tendancies.