jfoust at threedee.com
Mon Jun 20 07:50:29 CDT 2005
At 04:29 PM 6/19/2005, Tony Duell wrote:
>The exrta costs, over the cost of the PC, are things like the broadband
>connection (I am not going to try to download a 10Mbyte file with a 14k4
>modem...), the equipment to maintain and repair the PC (things like a BGA
>rework station, a faster 'scope and logic analyser than the ones I
>already have, etc), and, of course, a house extension to put said PC in.
There's no need to repair the hardware of a PC. If you're as
frugal as you indicate, and can leave the house to rub shoulders
with other computer users, you will find an unending stream of
cast-off free-or-nearly-so PCs from three PC generations
(four-five years) ago. As for the price of digital information:
it's about time, it's about space.
If you want to continue the frugal theme, doesn't your public
library offer free high-speed Internet access?
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