My technology adoption history

Below is my adoption history of new technologies. By most standards, I am an early adopter, but I’m not on the bleeding edge.

  • 2012 – Dropcam
  • 2012 – Internet connected TV
  • 2011 – WiThings WiFi scale
  • 2011 – FitBit
  • 2010 – Blu-Ray ($49 special convinced me)
  • 2010 – GPS tagging camera
  • 2010 – Netflix streaming
  • 2010 – XBox w/Kinect
  • 2010 – iPad
  • 2010 – Apple TV
  • 2010 – Remote deposit capture
  • 2008 – iPhone
  • 2007 – Facebook
  • 2007 – Twitter
  • 2006 – Blog
  • 2006 – Digital music server – Squeezebox 3 (since replaced by Sonos)
  • 2006 – Internet radio – Pandora (convinced me to get the Squeezebox)
  • 2006 – Portable GPS – iQue 3200 (since replaced by cell phone)
  • 2006 – MovieBeam (I bought the box, can’t get it to work because I don’t have a landline.)
  • 2006 – Wireless broadband (EV-DO)
  • 2005 – Netfllix
  • 2005 – HDTV
  • 2005 – Flickr
  • 2005 – VOIP
  • 2005 – Satellite radio (in car) – Quickly gave it up due to monthly fee
  • 2005 – Satellite navigation (in car)
  • 2005 – Bluetooth
  • 2004 – Camera phone
  • 2004 – Cut the cord – No more landline!
  • 2002 – Digital camera (PowerShot S200)
  • 2003 – iPod
  • 2002 – MP3 player (Rio 600)
  • 2000 – WiFi
  • 1999 – DVR (Replay TV)
  • 1999 – Broadband (restricted by availability until 1999)
  • 1998 – DVD player
  • 1998 – Instant messaging
  • 1996 – Newton
  • 1996 – Cell phone

Technlogy dust bin:

  • Landline – Replaced by cell phone.
  • Answering machine – Replaced by AOL Voicemail then Google Voice. Messages are MP3 encoded and sent to my email.
  • Vinyl – Replaced by tapes.
  • Tapes – Replaced by CDs.
  • CDs – Replaced by digital music server and iPod.
  • Satellite radio – Replaced by MP3 player.
  • VCR- Replaced by DVR.
  • Floppies – Replaced by email and flash drives.
  • Dial up – Replaced by broadband.
  • Yellow Pages – Replaced by local search.
  • Classified ads – Replaced by craigs list and eBay.
  • Checkbook – Replaced by bill pay.
  • Newspapers – Replaced by Internet.

Technologies I won’t be adopting:

  • RFID passports – renewed just in time to not get one of these.
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