Joel Johnson, original editor of Gizmodo, has gone to town on gadgets, gadget bloggers, and gadget blog readers in this awesome rant. I’ll quote one of the more salient and less profane paragraphs:
Stop buying this crap. Just stop it. You don’t need it. Wait a year until the reviews come out and the other suckers too addicted to having the very latest and greatest buy it, put up a review, and have moved on to something else. Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn’t do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself. Only buy new stuff from companies that have proven themselves good servants of their customers in the past. Complaining online about this stuff helps, but really, just stop buying it.
Sitting here with my cutting-edge Nokia phone that keeps dropping its 3G data connection (which wont reconnect unless you reboot the phone), I can’t help but concur with his viewpoint.