early adapter vs early adopter :

early adapter or early adopter

An “early adopter” is a person who quickly adopts something new—usually a technological innovation. If you just have to rush out and buy the latest and coolest gadget, you’re an early adopter. If it meant anything, an “early adapter” would be someone who reworked something first for his or her own purposes; but most of the time this version of the phrase is just a mistake.

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