Also known as technolust. The chip jones. Box envy. Whatever. Essentially, the state of desperate need for a new piece of computing technology that is so intense it leaves the sufferer with jitters. He or she will often flinch away from the sight of their current obsession. Credit cards are best hidden securely (like, with a friend) during this malady, until the inane desire to purchase plastic and silicon toys passes. There are several contributing factors to this illness, including but not limited to:

I still remember my first episode...that Prometheus Promodem 1200 looked so damn good; it had onboard voicemail circuitry, onboard phone directory, and it plugged right into my Apple //...four times faster than my smoked-lexan Hayes Micromodem! Ooohhhh... $700? Cheap! (grin)

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