[rescue] Re: Macs & IDE vs. SCSI
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Apr 14 16:24:57 CDT 2003
On Monday, April 14, 2003, at 11:18 AM, Andrew Weiss wrote:
>> - Computers are tools, not toys.
> Hmm I think computers are both. We wouldn't really have a rescue
> list without the notion that computers are toys as well as tools. I
> can think of only a few things more fun than rescuing an old machine
> and learning about it inside and out (it may not be that useful to me
> for what I do in life, but I don't care) I have no use for my Crimson
> right now but I pay for the juice to keep it on because I love it
> plain and simple. It's there for me to putter around with. Some day
> I may actually need it who knows?
Ok I'll admit that my definition of "toy" may not be exactly
mainstream. Much of my recreation involves computers as well, but I
don't think that makes them toys...I haven't played a computer game in
probably ten years; my "computer-related recreation" involves things
like restoring old PDP-8s and PDP-11s, building hardware and writing
code for personal projects, etc...I don't consider any of that
"playing" by any stretch, so I don't consider the stuff to be "toys".
But that's just me.
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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