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Genetic Reason for Your Gadget Habit 239

You can't help it if you need to get the latest gadgets. Well... perhaps it's not quite such a serious medical affliction, but scientists have found a genetic basis for some folks' burning desire to have the latest and greatest. There's even a name for it - neophilia. Apparently, some of us have elevated levels of a cellular enzyme, monoamine oxidase A, and are more in need of stimulation from new things.
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Genetic Reason for Your Gadget Habit

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Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. -- Ambrose Bierce

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