I didn't think you were attacking anyone with your "to old to do anything with" statement Rob. I just had to comment in case my wife was reading
But I do think that BatteryBackup missed the point I was trying to make.
and I am really surprised that a machine that was built for windows 98se is enough for anyone. its 2010 people, just because what you have works doesn't mean its "good enough". any machine made in the past 5 years would be vastly superior in every way.
I wouldn't argue about technological advance obviously, but measurement of superiority is a function of use. For most of us average users, the capability of modern computers far outstrips any use we will ever make of them. I am a great believer in appropriate technology. I don't use a CF-27 for applications that demand 2010 technology, but I would not use, for example, a Sony Vaio, in the conditions to which I subject the CF-27. Firstly, the applications I use don't demand it, but more importantly, it wouldn't last 5 minutes. So, which is superior?
I also use a Fuji Big Job digital camera, designed for use in harsh conditions. We have had many newer cameras here which would be considered "superior" in just about every aspect. However, mine is the only one which has survived for longer than 6 months here in the Sahara and is still taking high quality pictures.
Newer doesn't always mean better, although big business interests would like to convince us that this is the case.
And just in case, if anyone has a 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe they wish to swap for a vastly technologically superior BMW 5 Series Sport, please get in touch