I published a page on the first Walkman I owned today.
A gadget I owned became obsolete 4 days after I bought it brand new. This actually happened not so long ago. I am referring to my New iPad, or some called it iPad 3rd Generation or iPad 3 (Apple really messed up the version naming for this one). I was a happy and proud owner of a gleaming white 3G/WIFI New iPad 64GB on 20 Oct 2012. A local telco was offering it at S$50 less than other retailers, so I jumped at it and signed up a 21Mbps 3G plan for 2 years. On 24 Oct 2012, my spanking new iPad became a discontinued product on Apple’s catalogue after they released the iPad 4th Generation or iPad withRetina Display as they called it on their website (another naming disaster, in my opinion) and it’s supposed to run twice as fast as the 3rd Generation, faster graphics too and connects to LTE networks outside of the US. It leaves me to wonder, for how long is Apple going to support a discontinued product on their IOS upgrade roadmap? I guess I will only know in time to come.
What prompted me to start this blog was when my better half has lately been increasingly insistent that I did something about my horde of outdated electronic gadgets that I have accumulated over the years that are now mostly lying unused on the shelves, in the drawers, etc. The possibility of them ending up getting discarded as trash or sold to the rag-and-bone man or traded in for upgrades could happen probably sooner than later. I thought if I couldn’t keep them with me at home, the next best thing to do would be to keep them in cyberspace, plus I’ve also always wanted to start a blog and this might be the perfect time to do so.
I can already see a few items lying on a nearby shelf that I will start to blog about soon and I’m certain there are still lots of gadgets that I have but are “lost” somewhere in the house. I will blog about them too the very moment they decide to show themselves up.
I also want this blog to be a sort of an personal on-line time capsule that documents my outdated gadgets and hope to capture the sentiments I have for them. If they should leave me one day, I can still have this blog to me reminisce whenever they come into my thoughts. It will also be place to let me see how far gadgets have evolved since the first ones I have. Lastly, I also wanted to show my children how their dad worked and played before the time of iPhones, LTE, iPads, PS3s, and what have we today.
Stay tuned for my next blog.