When it comes to buying equipment, it's all a gamble. Every time I buy a Mac they come out with a new update the next year. And yes, change is happening at a very quick pace and predicted to get quicker.
The way to stay on top of it, is to have mentors in high places. You want to be "in" with those who are "in the know." Because they are always ahead of the game and set the trends.
You want to read all of the trades that have to do with your craft and stay on top of business trades as well to learn best practices and apply it our industry.
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