In fact this might be a solution for us nostalgic late adopters. If I branch out into finding a way to use technology to fix other people's old-fashioned pre-loved goods as well as selling my own I can relinquish my late-adopter status and be the beginning of something that is just beginning to grow. Refurbished rolodex anyone?
Ask most people what their overriding feeling is these first few days back in the office after Christmas and their response is unlikely to be 'optimism'. As Britain collectively shakes off its hangover, heads to the gym and wakes up in darkness, we can all be forgiven for a bout of the January blues.
The rise and rise of small-time sellers on ebay, Amazon and etsy is well documented; some of them should have their own queue at the Post Office when dispatching their goods. More recently the poster boys of the sharing economy Uber and Airbnb have given users the simple means to set up 'on the side'.