Prioritise wealth and stability over possessions Seek value for money Avoid paying for ‘‘best’’ when ‘‘good enough’’ will do.
bought from an employer which no longer needed them.
My simple needs are largely based around the realisation years ago that I had no space in my life for gaming.
I reckon there are fewer things I’d find more addictive than bashing away at zombies, or fighting lengthy campaigns with my elf army, so I decided I’d better park that in the ‘‘things I will do when I amretired’’ category.
I only have so many hours in the day, and as a family man, they are all spoken for.
That means now I can get away with doing everything I need on a Chromebook.
These are cheap, low-memory laptop-like devices which are powered by free Google online software.
If email, internet, a little household management, and a little YouTube are all you need, these get you that for $300-$400.
They are so simple to use, I reckon many people with desktops and expensive laptops
‘‘Good enough is often cheaper than 'better' or 'best'.’’
would never notice the difference if they swapped.
I got to know these supersimple bits of tech only when one was needed for my daughter at intermediate school.
These simple devices are boosting learning power in classrooms around the country.
But I was chatting last month with Sue De Bievre from Beany,