I was perusing a few of the latest Windows 11 articles (I’m still on Windows 10) out of habit and I realized something – I’m simply not that interested anymore. And not just Microsoft/Windows but technology in general. I still remember the excitement and midnight watch parties for Windows 95. I would eagerly await and follow all updates for Windows and Microsoft products. Ditto their dev stack. And I’m certainly not enthused about Apple, Google, or any other tech nor do I really get excited about any tech site.
Does the “enthusiast” category really even exist anymore? Is it just me and part of getting older? Technology is just a tool now – the OS industry is mature and mostly stagnant. Some cool things come out from time to time (Rasberry Pi). But tech is just a tool to get to a destination or facilitate the journey. That’s it.
Anyone else feel the same way? Is the enthusiast category dead or perhaps shifted elsewhere?