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Tinker,

"I think what happened is you moved from loose and free early adopter of "very cool" stuff to pragmatic, "show me why I need it" late adopter. Which is fine and dandy. It is just customer segmentation."

Still loose and free just not buying and trying. Not feeling pragmatic but more like searching and hunting for the next big consumer or business must have item.
I do not see a set top box being high on any ones list of must have items.
As a consumer, I would rather put money into the market compounding at whatever percent then into another consumer product with no return on my dollar. The same applies to the business side; need to see something novel, something that will give us an edge.

I see no overwhelming need to try each new phone, piece of software, cable box, set top box, cpu, TV dish …..

When the VCR came the perceived value to a consumer or a business was obvious and adopted faster then pong.

I am looking for that killer app that I will try early, show all my friends, and buy all the stock I can get my hands on.

Not a bad goal would you say?

Dennis
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