The term “technology enthusiast” refers to people who are passionate about technology. A tech enthusiast is usually passionate about a specific brand, technology, or product and will be willing to volunteer their time to test and evaluate them for the world. A technology enthusiast may also be a volunteer, assisting the general public with daily use of technology. One such example is MKBHD, which evaluates the various features and uses of smartphones and explains which ones are best for different purposes.
Enthusiasts view the use of ICTs as fun and play, and want to integrate them into their lives. Alice, for example, has a notebook computer filled with recipes. She keeps her recipes there. Enthusiasts are also likely to form close friendships with other technology enthusiasts and have a house filled with prominent ICTs. In addition to the ICT-centered lifestyle, technology enthusiast traits include constant curiosity and the desire to learn more.
A typical Enthusiast will use a single ICT in a variety of contexts. For example, a computer may be used for work, for leisure, for community use, or for communication with family and friends. Enthusiasts will name all the major life contexts that a single ICT serves, and can talk for fifteen minutes about a particular device. Practicalists, on the other hand, tend to focus on the use of a single ICT.