CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is furious that companies keep innovating

“Amazon announced a new Kindle today, only three months after Kindle 2 came out, and I am furious,” Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports for CNBC. “Three months?”

Caruso-Cabrera reports, “I specifically bought the Kindle2 to read newspapers, because I leave my apartment in the morning before they arrive. And now Amazon comes out with one specifically designed for reading periodicals? Wish I had known that.”

Caruso-Cabrera reports, “Customers have a reasonable expectation that if they buy the very latest product, the company is giving them the very best they’ve got to offer at the time. Amazon failed me and its customers.”

It’s like Apple, Caruso-Cabrera whines: “Apple does practice product cannibalization and self-inflicted obsolescence. But you know what? I haven’t bought an i-pod [sic] in years for that very reason. I worry that the very second I buy it, the new, better one, is right around the corner. The i-pod ends up in my mental product pergatory [sic], and Apply doesn’t get my money.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s a good thing we’re not all as vapid as Michelle Caruso-Cabrera or we’d still be sitting around rubbing sticks together trying to light our fire while bitching about that weird guy who’s chiseling out something he calls a “wheel.”

Progress marches on, Michelle. You buy something when you want / need it, not because you have an illogical desire to possess “the latest thing” for perpetuity. The two do not go together. Sheesh.

Being in technology for 30+ years I can attest to the fact that the technology road is bumpy. There is always change and improvement, and there is always someone who bought a product before a particular cutoff date and misses the new price or the new operating system or the new whatever. This is life in the technology lane. If you always wait for the next price cut or to buy the new improved model, you’ll never buy any technology product because there is always something better and less expensive on the horizon. The good news is that if you buy products from companies that support them well, like Apple tries to do, you will receive years of useful and satisfying service from them even as newer models are introduced. – Steve Jobs

We can’t wait until Michelle whines her dimwitted ass off enough (on CNBC’s dime, no less) to prompt Amazon to replace her Kindle 2 with a Kindle DX only to wake up the next day to find Apple has just debuted…

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