Computer speed over time [Was: Re: PDP-8/L value]
jfoust at threedee.com
Tue Jan 19 10:02:12 CST 2010
At 02:38 AM 1/19/2010, David Griffith wrote:
>>I am regularly offered 2+GHz Pentium-4 machines because it has gotten around that I'm into "vintage computing". Scary.
>What kind of people offer such machines?
People who think the easiest route to a new OS and 2 or 4 gigs of RAM is
a new computer, as opposed to paying premium prices for big sizes of
last-gen and last-last-gen RAM.
When the cost of upgrading and/or a repair is half the cost of a new
computer, many choose the new computer. The old one heads for the dust bin.
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