Money-Sucking Technologies

Computers, internet, mobile devices, software, cameras, gadgets, etc.

Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby cactuspete » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:14 am

CNET Top 5 : money-sucking technologies
What do printers, cable service, cell phones, digital subscriptions, and anti-virus software have in common?
They are all a big waste of money! :curse:
User avatar
cactuspete
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 953
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am
Location: The Boonies

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby wildrose » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:18 am

Great list! :bow:
So far I've managed to stay free of digital subscriptions and I gave up cable a few years ago. But I still pay for the other three! I'll see what I can do to eliminate another one or two of these money-sucking technologies!
:thumb:
User avatar
wildrose
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 982
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:41 pm
Location: middle of nowhere

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby CrustyOldFart » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:50 am

I ain't got none of that crap! All I have is an old computer and basic internet through the phone company. I've never had much use for a cell. Heck I'm not even in a service area most of the time anyways!
:smack:
User avatar
CrustyOldFart
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 362
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:03 am

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby CactusHugger » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:32 pm

I know a couple people who always purchase every new gadget that comes along. What a waste of money! Either they simply must have the latest iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy or whatever they can get that's the latest and the greatest. On the other hand, I don't know many people who waste money on digital subscriptions!
User avatar
CactusHugger
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 673
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:29 am
Location: The Cactus Patch

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby cactuspete » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:01 am

cactuspete wrote:CNET Top 5 : money-sucking technologies
What do printers, cable service, cell phones, digital subscriptions, and anti-virus software have in common?
They are all a big waste of money! :curse:

Just read another post elsewhere on this message board and it turns out that The Young Turks have a subscription based website. As far as I'm concerned everyone should refuse to pay fees to access websites. In fact, I'm in favor of a rule banning all pay-for-access sites from the World Wide Web!
User avatar
cactuspete
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 953
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am
Location: The Boonies

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby shadylady » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:37 am

Seems like a lot of mobile gadgets have been released lately. I wonder how many people rushed off to purchase the latest and the greatest. Some people just gotta have the newest gadget as soon as it is available and then there are those of us who just DO NOT give a dern!
User avatar
shadylady
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:20 am
Location: The Ranch

Re: Money-Sucking Technologies

Postby pcslim » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:41 am

This smart desk nudges you to stand more :wtf:
The price tag on this thing is over $3000. I'm not seeing how it could possibly be worth more than $600. It's a good idea, but it seems to me that something like this could be made for about $300 if the unnecessary electronics were left out.
User avatar
pcslim
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:24 pm
Location: Exact coordinates unknown


Return to Technology and Gadgets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests