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Re: Bridges to the past; links to the future SELF DISCLOSURE
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- Subject: Re: Bridges to the past; links to the future SELF DISCLOSURE
- From: "J.S.FARLEY" <J.S.Farley@lib.hull.ac.uk>
- Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 22:39:24 +0100
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Nooop! I buy a motherboard, get the software, find I need an extra bell
or whistle. The bell or whistle comes out in version x.7, so I buy
version x.7. It locks up system, has performance problems requires
control codes that aren't on the present motherboard but on the next one
along. I get the new motherboard only to find it needs a new graphics
array, memory chip set etc etc etc. Every time I upgrade a programme I
have to upgrade the PC. At least I am building my own, its cheaper.
Its certainly not financial ability. Every time I upgrade, I get these
reminders that I have just upgraded from the bank. I have to keep myself
up to date though to maintain a compatibility with work, otherwise I would
have stopped at the 386.
On Wed, 14 May 1997, Christopher Hicks wrote:
> On Mon, 12 May 1997, J.S.FARLEY wrote:
> > Sinclair ZX81 (Mistake) 1980-81 1 year } These two were really
> > Commodore 64 1982-83 1 year } childhood toys
> > IBM XT Clone 1984-89 5 years
> > IBM 286 1989-93 4 years
> > IBM 386 1993-95 2 years
> > IBM 486 1995-96 1 year
> > IBM Pentium 1996- 6 months
> Hmmm . . . maybe this stems from finanicial ability instead of technology
> itself? I've got 20 machines now, ranging from 286's to Pentiums but
> that's not due to technological advance as much as my personal advance.
> Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to buy Microsoft products.