Re: How workable is Vista?
- From: mojaveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Everett M. Greene)
- Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:09:37 PST
CBFalconer <cbfalconer@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
Guy Macon wrote:
Boudewijn Dijkstra wrote:
If you need more expensive and power-hungry hardware to be able
to perform mostly the same tasks, then I cannot possibly consider
it an "upgrade". And if you really need eye-candy to prevent you
from becoming depressed, then there are IMHO better ways to spend
So you are saying it's *not* a good plan to replace a two dollar
deck of playing cards with a multi-thousand dollar PC running
Solitaire? What a concept! :)
Are you trying to destroy the economy? The PC requires men working
extensive hours preparing the solitaire software. In turn, they
require other PCs, and much compilation and linking software, which
provide employment to system programmers, who also require PCs.
Then there is the whole replacement market, handling such things as
memory, disk drives, etc. The whole system is feeding people all
over the world. Not to mention the MicroSnerdians.
By contrast, the deck of cards requires little more than a man with
an axe in the woods.
And as someone else remarked, you can replace word processor
Mark I, Mod 0 (wood pencil and paper) with a more expensive
word processor. Once you get the more expensive computer you
can then hammer all your work to fit a word process and/or
Web browser when all you need is a simple text editor.
Microsoft has even extended their reach for wasting resources
to the Internet by making it difficult to do email in a simple
text form. You now get email with embedded HTML so that the
messages are at least 4 times larger than necessary. There
goes the Internet bandwidth...