Science writer Veronique Greenwood has written a really cool article about her mom, a techno-happy early adopter. While there was never a dull moment having a futurist for a mom, it was also a bit disconcerting, living at "that knife’s edge between the next big thing and a truly embarrassing evolutionary dead-end."
Click to viewThis hilarious animated sketch has the final word: it never pays to be a late adopter. Not ten thousand years ago, and not ten thousand years from now.
Really, you could swap out the word "iPad" for about any shiny new toy, it's just funnier (and a touch truer) with Apple. [thenextweb]