I'm not condemning others at all, as "I" the consumer am the rotten milk that turns my gut - reading for months about the new iPhone rumored iPhone. Then, wallowing in the minute by minute details for the past 48 hours, Apple mesmerizing me with information that has been (re)reported for the past six months.
I do love Apple, Google, etc. I own an iTouch, the new iPad, and two Macbook Pros, the latest 15" inch with the retina screen - simply dazzling.
However, I implicate myself as a cog in the wheel of mass consumerism that drives our economy, and I daily surrender myself to the advertising that exploits me and tells me what to think and the products to buy.
So, I made a small and somewhat meaningless move as an act of self flagellation. Where tech and gadgets once held a primary slot on the ZipMinis banner, along side the equally problematic Social Media, they have now become a subdivision - so subversive and bold am I.
I maintain a divided self, driven to consume and sickened by my appetite. For a time, any way, I am going to solve a small part of my problem and abstain from technological gluttony.
I resolve not to buy any new phone, not because I don't want one. But, because I so desperately do.