An article, reporting on a survey by the woman friendly Oxygen network, shows some very interesting and long overdue trends with woman and technology. ”Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace.” More and more women are buying and using technology. Read the article here.
Although I must question if owning a technological device is the same as understanding how to utilize the device and how the device works. Using a computer to write email and to surf the Internet is very different then writing code or designing web pages.
Even though a plasma screen TV is tempting, I think I would pick the diamond necklace. I have to think about the long-term benefits. While the plasma TV is more entertaining, it will almost worthless in twenty years. Technology advances so fast that my new plasma TV will soon be ancient technology. On the other hand, the diamond necklace will not wear out and retain its value for years. Unless, they find a cheap way to mass-produce diamonds, which is possibility, again the endless technological advances.