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One thing I've noticed is that I feel pressure to spend more money on touch based devices than I do on keyboard/mouse driven devices.

If I buy an android device, then within a year there is a new one that's significantly better than the one I have in just about every way. It runs a newer version of the OS and therefor there is a much wider selection of software I can have.

OTOH my development workstation is mostly built out of scraps and I don't feel much need to upgrade it despite spending ~10 hours a day using it and I probably spend an average of 1 hour a day using the smartphone.

So spending does not necessarily correlate with usage in this case, kind of like how people may have a classic sports car that they pour money into but drive twice a month and a much cheaper daily runner that they actually use more.

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