Traveling in the USA made me realize how different people here in the USA and back in Japan are about technology.
In Japan, there is a sense of having have to have the latest tech to keep up with people. Many people change cellphones every year, if not every few months. I think people in the USA have more desire to cherish their tech than Japanese people. There is a good and bad side to this, because when the cycle of tech is fast, more products can be made and sold. When the cycle is slower, the tech might get stale and not improve much.