A couple of months back when looking to get a sponge so I could grout some tiles at home I was in the hardware store in the tiling section I found a sponge for £1.78, but I could swear I had seen cheaper elsewhere in the store so went over to the part of the same store that had things for washing cars and windows and found the same sponge for 30p.
The same thing happens with many things in life thanks to marketing… branding… whatever you may call it, don’t pay for hype and product placement pay for genuine value. Think of it as a contradiction to “You get what you pay for”.
Shop around…. even within the same shop..
I got my first computer when I was around 10, or earlier… can’t remember exactly – I had two Commodore VIC 20 computers, and two Commodore C64′s, around that time in the mid-80s there was a weekly magazine that came out and had 5 bigass binders that held all 52 editions together. I couldn’t remember the name of it and it’s so obvious… just found it now on wikipedia here. You got little computer programs that took ages to put in to those first generation home PCs and inevitably you would make loads of typos that would take so long to debug you would just give up.
But sometimes they worked, and I guess that has a lot to do with why computers have been such a massive part of my life.
I had a massive purge of facebook friends to strictly people I know, and changed the RSS feeds import to just posts from this blog rather than my network of sites, I’ll keep stuff like Bingo for by bingo facebook alter-ego marketing login etc which makes far more sense all round.
Only a couple of days left until we are all off to Turkey – and me and Natasa got the sneezes… had the doctor check us out this morning and we are not growing pig snouts… just a bit of a cold which will hopefully disappear before we fly out.