Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On Adopting Earlier

Let's start today's blog with a little broadcast message to every consumer product marketer out there:

I lie on your surveys.  I'm not an early adopter.  I'm not even a semi-early adopter.  I want to be, but that (a) takes more money than I have and (b) a desire to shop. Especially for things I don't need (or "need," depending on the amount of money I do have at any given time).

Why lie?  Well, it makes me feel better.  You marketers of new products like early adopters.  I like you to like me.  Even if it takes me forever to buy your product--if I ever buy it in the first place.

Sorry, but that's life (which is what you say when you discontinue my favorite products).

Your pal,

BUT, I'd like to follow that up with an open letter to Apple:

Dear Apple.

Please release the new PowerBooks!  NOW!  My computer is so unbearably slow, and I'm desperate (DESPERATE) to replace it!

[And I'm not just saying that because I can no longer watch video streaming and the Boy is tired of me borrowing his computer so I can catch up on my reality TV-watching.]

Let me know when the new model's on its way so that I can plan to adopt it on Day One of its release.

Why don't I just buy a new one now, you ask?  Well, last time I bought, the new model with the Intel chip came out within a few months.  Without that Intel chip, I haven't been able to do some really important things, like watch online videos from Olympics.

I'm not falling for that again!  I have patience this time to wait it out for the new model....hopefully my little G4 has enough too.

Your pal,

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