I am sure this sounds comical, but I bought my first iPod this week.
This is from someone who is technically part of Generation Y. An iPod is supposed to be standard issue along with an inflated sense of entitlement.
This is from someone who has been blogging well before the term was invented and before software was widely available.
I honestly don’t know what took me so long. And it isn’t even that I am ashamed of it. I really appreciate all of the things you can do with the iPod right now. Between the podcasts, audiobooks, video, picture and presentation capability (I keep think I am forgetting something…), I have a nice setup for a small dollar amount.
This is a lesson to me that being a late adopter isn’t always bad. Sure, it isn’t sexy. And yes, friends laughed at me. But I have a great system that has been tested over six product life cycles. That’s why copy cats are successful.
Being on the cutting edge of (job seeking, recruiting, HR theory, leadership, management) can be rewarding and can give you a competitive advantage when you need it. And if that’s what you need, that’s what you do. But for those who need tried and true, there is no hating for copying techniques (or using products) that have been vetted.