Sometimes I will use something and realize I've owned it forever. It's a nice change in our throwaway reality. I think my personal record is a bicycle multi-tool I got for one of my first bikes, ~25 years ago. Still have it, still use it. When it comes to electronic devices I have a Panasonic mini Hi-Fi from ~2005. Never felt like changing it.
What's your record?
I'm thinking about learning to play drums for some time now and I have a question. If I'm a complete beginner should I still get a full drum set? I know you can buy a cheap electric set for like $300 but can I start with something smaller and simpler? Are there some kind of electric pads that would work for taking first steps and that would later let me progress to full drum set? It's not that I don't have space, I'm just not sure I will stick with it and I don't want to be stack a big set I don't use later. Or full set is actually the best way to start?
Haven't seen any posts about this and it's a pretty big thing. From DMA website:
Examples of the “do’s”: gatekeepers will for example have to:
* allow third parties to inter-operate with the gatekeeper’s own services in certain specific situations;
* provide companies advertising on their platform with the tools and information necessary for advertisers and publishers to carry out their own independent verification of their advertisements hosted by the gatekeeper;
* allow their business users to promote their offer and conclude contracts with their customers outside the gatekeeper’s platform.
Example of the “don'ts”: gatekeepers will for example no longer:
* treat services and products offered by the gatekeeper itself more favourably in ranking than similar services or products offered by third parties on the gatekeeper's platform;
* prevent users from un-installing any pre-installed software or app if they wish so;
* track end users outside of the gatekeepers' core platform service for the purpose of targeted advertising, without effective consent having been granted.
We'll see how this plays out but this is first move in a very long time that could open up platform like WhatsApp to 3rd party clients and force Google and Apple to open their mobile OSes to other apps. Maybe we'll see stock Android without play services? One can dream...
P.S. https://digital-markets-act-cases.ec.europa.eu - page about the legislation