Is Early Adoption of Technology for the Rich and Ignorant?

I love early adopters. They get the newest gadgets, the latest technology, the bleeding-edge widgets and gizmos that I might or might not want to get for myself at some point. To many, it’s a statement of who they are – the gotta-geek-at-any-expense techno-hounds who frown on anyone who still has a CD collection.

They are the front-liners who bravely explore the technology that only they and tech-bloggers touch. They are bleeding-edge so many of the rest of us can be cutting-edge.

We all know that new technology means inflated prices. Just how inflated are they? This graphic below by our friends at Savings illustrates what recent history has taught us about early adoption. Are the bleeding-edge folks ignorant for bravely buying the gadgets while the rest of us wait and see? You be the judge.

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By JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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