Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Though I have a high appreciation of technology, I did not have much appreciation for Apple iPhones, contenting myself with an older phone which I had been carrying around for four (4) years or so. The phone did what I needed it do. Make phone calls, send occasional text messages, and, in a pinch, connect to the internet if I wanted.
Unfortunately, that older phone of mine recently stopped functioning so I needed to replace it, so off to Sam’s Club I went, at the urging of my brother, The Wizard, who informed me that I could purchase a relatively basic phone for $18.88.
Sure enough, Sam’s had a Samsung Brightside phone for $18.88, but in wanting to keep abreast of what other phones Sam’s had available, I perused the kiosk and came upon an Apple iPhone 4, brand new and in the box, for $0.96, and I thought, why would I spend $18.88, plus tax, for that Samsung phone, when I could get the Apple iPhone 4 for $0.96, so I opted for the iPhone.
Now, this iPhone has many more features than I will probably ever utilize, and while previously I would have considered all of these features I would not use as a bug, in fact, all of these features are a boon, and deserve admiration, as an article at the Cato Institute, titled The Miracle that Is the iPhone (or How Capitalism Can Be Good for the Environment) points out.
I may not have the newest fandangled iPhone available, but that doesn’t matter to me in the least, especially when I have more than I need, technology wise, in my 96 cent iPhone 4.
Link to Cato article via Wealth is not the Problem (and wealth most definitely is not the problem).