I've been a technology enthusiast for years. I built my own computers, upgraded my rigs to accommodate the latest and greatest in software programs, enjoyed tinkering around the operating system files and researching smartphone technology. But with the increased awareness in alphabet soup division spying, smartphone limitation design, Windows 10 customer fuckery, et al. I've become a new-tech luddite. It breaks my heart that one of my favorite hobbies has become a source of abject disgust due to the antics of the industry. As a result I've take it up hobbies like spencerian handwriting, fountain pens, acquiring 100yr+ old books, antique shops and old furniture restoration. I never considered myself one of those longing for times past, but in a world of disposable, planned obsolescent, Ikea -esque flotsam and jetsam... it's my attempt at a connection to real human craftsmanship. So, VOAT, in what ways have your interests shifted and if so, why? To be clear, I'm talking about giving up on a hobby or passion deliberately because it feels posionous. Simply losing interest isn't quite the same thing, but feel free to expound on either take. I'm curious about others experience with this sentiment.