Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/22[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Historically in the technology industry, this situation is perfect for tremendous growth. The tech industry does not WANT people to keep their stuff for 5 years. They want people to treat their electronic devices as commodities that will wear out. During the era when people felt compelled to buy a new PC every 2 years, there was tremendous innovation and growth in the PC industry. Now that the average lifetime has slowed to about 4 years, there is less money available to invest in R&D, and the rate of innovation has slowed a lot. When you upgrade your G3 to a G6, think of that as you making your contribution to Canon's R&D fund, to make sure that the G7 and G8 are as wonderful as Canon can make them.