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I ran across an interesting idea on techdirt, which is fast becoming a favorite blog for me. I’ve been talking to a lot of photographers lately who are complaining about how much it’s costing them to stay technologically current–new D-SLRs, new lenses, computers, new everything! What really ticks people off is when they buy some new piece of high-tech, only to see the price of that item slashed after a couple of months when version 2.0 arrives on the scene. (Lots of unhappy iPhone early adopters out there…you know who you are.) Techdirt points out that technology is a “constant deflationary force”–not just because prices keep dropping, but also because the quality of the products keeps rising over time. I urge you to read this and remember it the next time you get crazy about replacing equipment.
–David Schonauer