Save Money: Join Cult of the Somewhat Delayed

Live two years in the past and watch your savings grow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2009 1:45 PM CDT
Cell phones? What's your hurry?   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Times are tough, and there's only one sure way to save money in the modern world: Live 2 years in the past. So says Lore Sjoberg, who's starting his very own Cult of the Somewhat Delayed. "If you subsist entirely on 2-year-old entertainment, and the corresponding 2-year-old technology used to power it, you’re cutting your fun budget in half, freeing up that money for more exciting expenditures like parking meters and postage," he writes for Wired.

No more hardcover books or new movies. It's time for paperbacks and Netflix. "And then there are all those people paying $600 for video cards that, six months from now, will cost less than the shiny, full-bleed folding pamphlets currently being used to advertise the hardware." He envisions his cult in an "online compound, with its own search engine," and slightly dated reviews of movies and technology. "We just want to be left alone, and we hope you and the upcoming Clinton administration understand that." (Read more first adopters stories.)