Good read! Good points, too.
My personal pick for the most over rated item:
It's a tossup between:
-the asus EEE PC. It's -not- a laptop, despite whatever tigerdirect ads say. It's damn close to useless.
-the apple ipod/iphone. Who gives a shit about "status"? Just get a damn mp3 player (for often less than 1/8 of the price!) that works with everything. F' itunes and the DRM hell that everything you buy in there is condemned to.
-Windows Vista. People sure love to hate it! In reality, it's not -that- bad. I finally made the switch at work to server 2008 (the server side version of vista) and it really has some -nice- features; it's leaps and bounds above 2k3 (server version of XP).
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