A description of my PC:
*Packard Bell Legend V
*386SX 16MHz Processor
*125 Megabyte Hard Disk
*EGA Video Card
*14 Inch Monitor
*Sound Blaster I Sound Card
*101 PS/2 Keyboard/Logitech Three Button Mouse w/Rubber Ball
*Windows 3.11/MS DOS 6.22
*Norton Commander 5, Microsoft Office Professional
Long live the 90's!!!
On 4/18/2016 3:27 PM, Brian Vogel
Rosemarie Chavarria wrote, in regard to a friend of hers who
insisted on staying with WinXP, "I asked him why and his answer was that it was simpler to work with."
And I can't count the times
I've heard this, about way more than Windows, and thought,
"No, it's not easier to work with - it's what you're used to."
Win XP was an OS I loved and Microsoft has the annoying habit
of alternating "good" and "bad" versions of Windows. The
number of things that require manual intervention from the
user in XP is huge compared to later versions, particularly
Windows 7 forward. And, when it comes down to it, even in the
"ugly" versions of Windows the similarities to their
predecessors is at least as strong as the differences, but the
differences are where people are required to learn something
David Moore's comments
regarding those who live to be 100, or near it, really
resonate with me. My grandmother died in the 1990s and was in
her 90s at the time. When I think about what technology was at
her birth and the amount of change she and her age cohort had
to go through I am amazed. I don't know if I could be as
flexible as they were. While the pace of change has picked
up, particularly in the cyber world, the majority of changes
I've lived through (I'm just short of 54 years old) feel to me
much more like refinements on very familiar themes rather than
complete divergences from what came before. That was not true
for my grandparents at all, and my parents experienced more
revolutionary changes than I have, too. I think my only two
revolutions were the introduction of the personal computer and
the ascendance of the internet.
Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...