All i see around me are money holes that beg to be filled: my two dead pcs, my aging laptop, my tablet that refuses to agree with my demands. My parents TV seems to have lost its HDMI port. The casualties of lightning keep increasing. I try to be thankful for the toys i didn't lose, but I worked hard to build my rigs, and now they are mostly dead.
Necessity breeds creativity. I took my parent's tripod which came with their Hi8 camcorder from 1993. Camera tech has gone through about four generations since then, yet tripods remain largely unchanged. Gotta love solid design.
All of my computer issues have given me a newfound respect for potential interconnectivity. My phone, my camera, my tablet, my computer - all should be simple to connect to each other. Proprietary programming and simple stubbornness prevents this from happening.