It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.
Steve Jobs, now that you're gone, I wonder if the technology world will once again slip into mediocrity. Will people accept less quality and more difficult functionality, enabling service companies like mine to get back to work and make lots of money?
Fans still believe that Steve Jobs has the ability to transform material things -- electronic products -- to a higher, more idealistic level, which, along with his personal history and his health problems, gives him the faint nimbus of saintliness.
I return to the Apple store two weeks later -- my teeth worn down, my face prematurely aged from endless hours of sleeplessness and technological frustration -- certain that the iMac was the worst purchase I'd ever made.