The Immense Temptation of Hardware

I’ve been writing this blog since 2006 and in that time I think it’s fair to say that the main focus of it has been around software (or apps as we now seem to refer to it). Hardware has played a part but a smaller one on the whole.

However, increasingly I seem to find that I’m drawn to hardware these days. A friend recently bought a Kaossilator 2, which is a device I’ve been considering for some time now, and I’ve been on the verge of buying an OP-1 on countless occasions.

So what is it that draws me (us?) to hardware more than software? Is it simply the pull of a physical object that can be unboxed, held, connected with? Is it a reaction to apps being centre stage for such a sustained period?

Personally I’m not sure, I seem to move between liking the physical object to preferring the ability to have everything in a single device. In fact, I’m not sure that there is an answer, perhaps it is just a cyclical thing.

Anyway, I thought I’d share this and see if anyone else had any thoughts on it.

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