My Time Has Come

I was very pleased to read in the paper yesterday that "Gadgets are becoming sexy". Apparently the ladies are getting into hardware, so to speak. Personally, I credit the ipod for arriving as "technology as jewelry" and then doing something that can be seen to be actually quite useful. I mean, a robot dog can be made to look quite neat but it doesn't do anything much for you. Whereas the idea of being able to carry round your entire collection of Barry Manilow and Lionel Richie records might have appeal in some quarters.

At last, perhaps as an inveterate gadget collector I am now the man of the moment. This may mean that all my time spent out there on the leading edge is actually going to pay off. With shops like Maplins and Gadget shop opening up all over the country and Christmas stockings filling up with lithium ion powered goodies I will become even more attractive. No more will men be measured by such outdated criteria such as age, looks, wealth and sense of humour. Instead my innate knowledge of technology will allow me to rule supreme.

I will be sought out for advice on the suitability of 3.2 megapixel cameras and what size USB keyring to buy. I will be able reduce parties to scenes of hushed awe as I recount my adventures transcoding video from DivX to WMV. Oh, the glory that is to come.

On the other hand, if the word gets out that I still can't program my JVC video recorder (but then again neither can anyone else) I could be ruined overnight......