Re installing XP on Sony

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 6 15:25:25 CST 2005


On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 23:56:12 GMT
Pete Turnbull <pete at dunnington.u-net.com> wrote:

> On Mar 4 2005, 21:54, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 21:01 +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> > > On Mar 4 2005, 10:56, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> > >
> > > >  I think many don't realize the damage that can happen
> > > > when the group becomes a "Please fix my PC" group.
> > > > I watched this happen to a news group that had too many
> > > > people that tolerated such off topic post. From Jim's own
> > > > words, he thought that this was a general computer
> > > > group.> [ snip ]
> > >
> > > FWIW, I'm in complete agreement with Dwight, and well remember the
> > > newsgroup he means, having used it from 1994 until its eventual
> demise.
> > >  Actually, it's still there - but has become an alt.fix.my.pc
> group.
> >
> > Not alt.comp.homebuilt? I think I looked there a while ago and gave
> up
> > when I saw how many PC posts there were.
> 
> Actually it's alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt, and it started as a group
> for people interested in building or modifying hardware in the sense
> of using a soldering iron or perhaps VHDL, but gradually newbies
> started appearing and asking about PCs they had "built" in the sense
> of sticking their ISA cards on a new motherboard. 

We sadly live in an era when people are considered 'technical' if they
can point the right end of a phillips screwdriver at a bunch of clone
parts and 'build their own' PeeCee.

I remember checking into the homebuild newsgroup, thinking maybe they
were wirewrapping TTL together or something cool.




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