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Does New Survey Reflect 'Global Gadget Fatigue' in Consumers?

December 13, 2011
A cross-continental study of consumer and manufacturer opinions has found that "48 percent of consumers feel high-tech manufacturers bring new products to market faster than people need them." Extrapolating from this data point, the New York Times wonders if we're experiencing "global gadget fatigue" over our devices or, conversely, if people are simply frustrated with producers valuing quick release dates over truly innovative design.

There are a few hints at an answer in the 42-page report - 19 percent of American manufacturers believe "speed to market is the most important consideration


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