A few months ago it started something like this:
Guy one bought himself an ASUS EEEPC. He liked it so much, that he bought another one with exactly the same specs. He then bought another ASUS but this time a larger one with more memory and larger screen.
Guy two likes the idea of a netbook and decides that he too will participate in the 'gadgetry acquisition' competition for that month. He gets himself an IBM S10, small, fast and slim and sexy.
Guy three then wins a Dell Mini 10 NetBook - which is not fair coz everyone else had to buy theirs. His one, is small, fast, slim, sexy and shiny.
Guy two then buy an iPad while in the USA and also wins an Amazon Kindle (not fair either). iPad, by virtue of it being an Apple product, trumps all previously purchased netbooks by all other guys in the office.
At this stage guy two is the winner and I'm not even a player at this stage of the 'competition'.
I (Guy four) then change the game somewhat by getting myself a set of Bose Noise Canceling headphones? No one takes my entry into the game seriously, so I'm obviously the looser. To add insult to injury and to worsen my pain, I ordered a Kindle from Amazon and... to my surprise... they have no stock.
To date my gadgets comprise the following:
- 32" Sony Bravia (already obsolote - HD Ready...not even full HD)
- Philips Home Theatre System (HTS 8100)
- iPod (A necessary thingie gay gadget, in fact, I have two)
- Bose Noise Canceling Headphones (so far the best gadget I have)
- Krups ESpresseria XP 7240(Coffee/Espresso machine Combo)
- Nintendo Wii
I will soon update my 'still to get list'