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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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By Jason Snell

What I Use: Learning curves

I think my favorite thing about buying new tech products is the learning curve. When you get a new tech product, it’s got stuff you’ve never experienced before—unless you’re re-buying the model you already owned, you’ll get a new feature here and there that you get to experience for the first time.

Even more exciting, though, is the learning curve on an entirely new kind of product, one you’ve never had before. You get to experience how it feels to use it, then begin to wonder if there are features or techniques you can use to go beyond what you’ve tried in your initial usage. (Nobody reads the manual first, right?) Then you go on the web and learn about the tricks other people have discovered. You figure out if there are awesome (and possibly expensive) accessories you should buy. If you’re really enthusiastic you may discover an entire new community of people using that product, and join it.…

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