It turns out that I'm not alone in my feeling that buying a service contract on those headphones would ease my nerves should they need to be repaired. It appears people agree service contracts provide an easy, convenient way to gain that comfort.
The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.
Suddenly, the boundary between the virtual and the real is all around us, a vanishingly thin plane that can be stretched over any real-world object, and that can connect us, with fingertip pressure, to the deep digital, social, data-rich world behind that object.
This study suggests that people feel that their own self-concept is influenced more strongly by what they have done than by what they own. Another series of studies in this paper explores perceptions of self by others.