Breaking news! Women, lots of women, want new and better devices that they can do more with. I’ll let you collect your jaws from the ground.
Intel did their own survey about the persistence of old, decrepit tech (so, anything more than a few years old), and found that 35 percent of women in the United States would like to ditch said decrepit tech, and replace it with new devices that can help to create better collages and digital scrapbooks. It’s a constant concern, especially in mobile tech – we just saw how Android’s new souped-up photography app, Google Camera, is only coming to devices that run KitKat. Better cameras and improved software built around photography consistently requires the latest and greatest, so if you’re into getting the most of your creative side, it’s easy to feel let down by older devices.
And, as it turns out, Americans in droves are looking to get in touch with their creative side. 81 percent would like to have a new device that would open up more ways to be creative through art, music, photography, and video, although that probably just boils down to wanting a shiny new device for the sake of it (hey, why not?).
Back to old, decrepit tech, the survey found that 47 percent of people in the United States have at least one device that they no longer use. Although 26 percent said they did so because that device had old files they wanted to keep, most people know about cloud storage or external hard drives by now. One reason for the hoarding is probably because e-waste recycling hasn’t quite caught on like it needs to. It’s not immediately clear where to take unused electronics – there’s a lot of people who don’t quite know where to take that old computer, but are definitely sure it doesn’t belong in the trash. Worries about those old files being lifted by tech-savvy dumpster divers probably don’t help, either.
But, that won’t stop us from getting new devices – creative tools are getting more advanced at breakneck speeds, and what family historian wants to stay behind the curve?