I agree and try all the technology I can try out. On the other hand, if the technology is intrusive, overpriced, super dangerous, broken, or backwards I probably won't like it (unless it's for the nostalgic qualities).
Yes and no. I met some people on New Years who hate Windows but they HAVE to use it because of work. They have used MacOS and Linux and like them both a whole lot but can't use them beause they arn't 'computer guys.' One of them was talking about their companies upgrade to Win2k and how it has taken 2 weeks to get the system back up and running and how they've LOST profit from this but the company is doing it because it's the latest greatest version of NT and they NEED it. I know it sounds silly, but it's true since average users are kidn of brainwashed into thinking that there is only one OS.
Another way they can make people use their products is by making extentions to open standards (HTML?) and not sharing the information with others. Things like that are quiet anoying since the browser wars were supose to be over.