On the Benefits of ProcrastinationSubmitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2014-04-09 13:02:50 EDT
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Never be the first guy to a new technology. It is far more beneficial to let other consumers be the guinea pigs. Let them have the beta version, the Betamax! Let the price steadily decline while the quality steadily improves. Wait until VHS has clearly won out, the tapes are on sale, and the players are $29 at Wal-Mart.
When they try to scam you into buying Blu-Ray, don't. Admit that you really cannot tell the fucking difference and the billionth pixel's-worth of quality improvement hasn't enhanced your experience enough to justify the additional expense of replacing your collection yet again.
When everyone is enraptured with Breaking Bad, paying their monthly cable bills dutifully, if only to watch the next episode, hold off. Stay out of the fray. Resist being sucked into the vortex of perennial anticipation. When the series is over and everything is on Netflix, pull a few all-nighters and watch the whole damned thing for $8/month without pausing between episodes for anything outside the occasional bathroom break.
In short, be a procrastinator. Bide your time. The early bird gets eaten by the early hawk. The latecomer picks up the seed that bird dropped.
On the flipside, when cancer strikes, the rules don't apply. Be a guinea pig! Be first in line. Pay for it with the money you saved on blu-rays and cable bills.