teoz at neo.rr.com
Wed Nov 8 15:34:29 CST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Cisin" <cisin at xenosoft.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: lisadraw
> On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, John Foust wrote:
> > I don't know what's with you retro kids these days. Back in the
> > old days, speed was cool. You wanted a faster machine. Now that
> > the most whizzy machines are 1/100th the price (in inflation-adjusted
> > dollars) you're still playing with the stuff in the dumpster.
> > Programs still start more quickly on a faster CPU.
> I want to type a grocery list
> start a RS M100, Coco, M1, Apple][, Osborn, N*, and a "modern" machine.
> I can be finished typing, and printing before the "modern" machine has
> finished booting.
And I would have grabbed my pencil and a pad of paper before you could
figure out which surge strip powered which computer and printer. Do people
really need a computer for a grocery list? I find looking through the fridge
and cupboards with a notepad in hand to much faster.
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