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How I Became a Gadget Whore

When most people come to my apartment for the first time, they are a bit surprised. Seeing as how I’m a pretty big geek to begin with, not to mention that I do research in the field of information theory, they expect to find something that resembles NASA’s Mission Control–a workspace littered with multiple monitors, circuit boards, exposed wiring, some random top secret high-tech devices… Little do they know, the only accessory I have for my laptop is a mouse. No monitor, no scanner, not even a printer (I got completely through college never owning a printer, so I figured if I could do that then I certainly didn’t need one now).

In other words, I’m a fairly strict minimalist–I try to avoid purchasing anything I don’t absolutely need, especially when it comes to technological gadgets. Simplest usually is best.*

However, in recent weeks, I’ve failed at my own ideology. I’ve acquired both a new digital camera and a used MP3 player. The sad part is, a few weeks later–I don’t know how I ever lived without them.

I promise however, I won’t be getting a printer anytime soon. At least I hope.

*The notable exception being books. You can never have too many books.

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