When you love technology, it’s natural to lust after the latest gadgets and gear available on the market, even if what you’ve got already does everything you need. But if you decide not to give in and get that iPhone 3G or netbook, you can feel like you’ve fallen behind, like you’re being cheap, like you’re missing out. Truth is, passing on buying the newest model is a decision to brag about.
So I’m thrilled that my pal Anil Dash launched a new site this Earth Day called Last Year’s Model, where technophiles can take pride in sticking with the gear they already own, even if it’s been around for a year or two (or seven). While I’m guilty of running on the gadget consumer treadmill myself (Android phone and Kindle, anyone?), I’m happy that I’ve passed on the latest MacBook, a netbook, the Wii, and the iPhone 3G. Join me, will you? Tweet or blog a testimonial to the trusty gadget you passed on upgrading and include the #lastyears hash tag to get included on the site. See Anil’s full announcement for more on Last Year’s Model.