Discarding "old" technology

 

I just got back from Hatfield McCoy trails in WV.
I had the chance to use my new Zumo 550.
However, I could not turn loose of my Rino 50HCx, even tho' the radio was not needed. I ended up using BOTH of them at the same time!!!
Is that normal???
Do others have a hard time letting go of the old familiar things? And moving on to the new and confusing one?
Perhaps I'm just a "bit" geeky as I've been known to use several GPSr simultaneously before this!

Normal?

Probably not. But, I will say that I have a tendency to do the same thing, and, I certainly am not normal. (Just ask my wife.) wink However, I think that we have a tendency to hold on to things that we are familiar with and trust. As time goes by, we become more familiar with the new toy, (whatever it may be), and we adjust. Next thing you know, we have forgotten all about the Rino or the Street Pilot or whatever it is or was that you used to think that you could not do without.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Probably normal

I sometimes buy something new with the intent of "transitioning", in other words, using both until I'm comfortable with the new. More often than not though, I abandon the old pretty quickly. Still, if I liked the old one enough, its usually abandoned with some regrets.

I rarely replace something old with something new just for the sake of the new(er) technology. I wait until things stop working, or become so obsolete that they really do need to be replaced.

Keep in mind that I'm a techie, and I support back office computer systems for a living. So I love technology. But I'm also cheap and a bit old fashioned in that I don't need the latest and greatest.

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

Continue use til it goes BOE

Doc_Brown wrote:

I rarely replace something old with something new just for the sake of the new(er) technology. I wait until things stop working, or become so obsolete that they really do need to be replaced.

Same as me. As long it works, I will continue using it until it goes BOE (Beyond Econmical Repair)

I don't buy big ticket stuff when they come right out. Like the first year model of a brand new car, I wait until the next model year at least before buying it. This way all the defects and service bulletins and updates are done to correct any teething problems.

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-Chris

Many people have an old

Many people have an old computer they choose not to trash even though they are not used for a long time. It seems the purchase price of an item creates a perception of having some residual value even when it clearly does not.
I found that dumping the PC I bought for a dear price in 1993 was difficult, whereas dumping one I paid $300 for was painless. Maybe GPs systems are not that different.

Kept 350 as a backup

Bought a 760 last year but kept my 350 as a backup and loaner for family. Hasn't been used in probably 3 months now. Just hooked it up today and updated the POI's so it's current with my 760. Battery still showing a full charge.

Parts can be useful

If you like to tinker with electronics, like me, then it can be handy to have things around for parts. Having old electronics around from which I could cannibalize parts has kept me from buying parts more times than I could count. Although I must warn you that in my experience, the wife doesn't like it when electronic parts are strewn about the coffee table while a project is underway.

I still use

my Garmin iQue I bought years ago. However it's strictly for my desk now as I haven't used it to navigate in quite a while.

I like to look up addresses I see in the news for instance to see where they are located, and I also use the calendar and address applications to enter data then sync with my computer. Sometimes it's easier that way.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra