Before my stroke, when I could just up and go as soon as I could grab my car keys, I was quite a heat seeker. That's a Silicon Valley term for someone who looks for, and then must buy, the latest techno-wonder. Guilty.
Moving coastside helped dampen my consumerism, as the nearest computer stores were over the coastal hills, down the too-windy road. The time involved in a shopping expedition was always at least an hour, two by the time any shopping got done.
Then I moved to a nearby state into a small city with all sorts of shopping.
I have been proud of sticking to my iPad 1. But then I heard that the new iPad 3 has the voice-to-text feature -- in any application. With that feature, maybe I could get more writing done, dictation style. I could talk, and the iPad would write.
So I have been itching to see an iPad 3. And today I did. My caregiver took me to Big Superstore where Apple products are sold. I decided to buy one. But I could not buy a case. The choices were too many and no one case seemed even satisfactory, much less desirable.
So home I came. The new iPad is charging and downloading data as I write this. I did take a fast trip to do some Internet shopping for iPad 3 cases. Now I have eye strain and a bit of a headache from all that activity.
Might my heat-seeking days, particularly for Apple products, be over? If so, that might be one benefit of a stroke.
Or at least my bank account might think so.