We need a word to describe the vicious cycle where a consumer fixates on a piece of technology (or other cool new whatever) by stalking it online. After watching all the demo videos, he eventually cannot contain himself and must buy it. Then the consumer integrates the technology into his daily life and starts stalking something else online. The verb should be "galactize" -- taken from Galactus, devourer of worlds. Right now, I'm galactizing the Kobo Touch. Feel free to use the word in your daily conversations.
----- In keeping with "tech hunger," April sent this particular THIS AMERICAN LIFE story to me.Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory (well worth a listen)