As the year winds to a close, it’s time to look back at all the tech-related fun we’ve had the last 360-plus days. Smile at the new upgrades we purchased! Cringe at all the apps we wasted time and money on! Not talk about some of those gadgets that decent amount of money and seemed cool at the time, but now collect dust on a shelf!
I’m especially interested in those last two, since I’m willing to bet that we all have quite a few tech regrets this year—which could also include things like “not deleting my Facebook even though I thought about it a lot,” or “botching that SSD upgrade and kicking myself for not having a recent backup of my data.”
While I have been thankful to not experience any catastrophic hardware issues this year, nor do I feel like I blew money on disappointing geeky toys, I’m a little sad that I put off—for the second year in a row—my grand plan to build a portfolio of my work on my personal website.
I also took way too long to list some older computer components on eBay—my penultimate graphics card, mainly—which didn’t generate as much cash as they otherwise might have. Other annual lowlights include the time when I lost that annoying little adaptor Apple gives you to connect your Apple Pencil to a Lightning cable. I had been so good about keeping that in the same, secure location, too.
But enough about me. What were your biggest tech regrets of 2018? Let us know in the comments, and I’ll feature the best responses in a follow-up post. I do love ringing in the new year with a good cringe—all in good fun, of course.