My wife gently chides me about my shiny $3 Temu handheld food slicer. Instead of slicing the long strip as I feed it, the scallion flops under the blade. My Kickstarter gTar stares at me as merely a shiny home ornament. Unplayed since it has to be paired with an iPhone 4. Shiny drones line my bookshelf.. Each one a different reminder of why I’ve not charged them up for a spin in months.
This was such a fun read Chao! I loved the imagery of your literal shiny objects piling up in your home. Knowing you, the takeaway makes so much sense, I really do believe it's this love of tinkering with the newest thing that has also lent itself to a good eye for what's up and coming. Great piece!