08/20/2011, 04:54 PM
What a crazy week it's been. I am amazed how attached we all get to our devices and software. The biggest shock for me was how much this has affected me. I got my TouchPad two weeks ago and just fell in love with it. When HP pulled the plug, I was distraught... to a much greater extent than I'd have imagined. I immediately took it back as I was in the edge of my return window and spent the next couple days moping around, like my dog had died. I know, it's just a pile of electronics... such deep attachment isn't natural, but it is what it is. I'd become very fond of the comfort and intimacy of curling up with a tablet on the couch.
I went and bought a Toshiba Thrive to take its place. To be honest, it was objectively superior in virtually every way. It was lighter, wide screen, faster, smoother, far more advanced native functionality not to mention a massive app store...and ports for everything. It really was everything my touchpad is and more. But it wasn't my TouchPad. I missed the sturdy, heft of it. I missed webOS. It was "better" but it wasn't what I wanted.
This morning, I returned the Thrive, eating the restock fee, and picked up a new, discounted TP at Wal-Mart. I feel whole again.
I also feel really pathetic. It's bad enough I feel this way but typing it? Posting it?
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