[rescue] Perverse Question
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Mon Jun 9 18:03:28 CDT 2003
On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> One word: GAMES. Maybe some multimedia stuff too.
Okay, that's something new that we do. We didn't have 3d games years
ago, aside from Wolfenstein and Doom.
> All that eye candy takes its toll on computer resources.
True. It's also mostly unnecessary. WinXP has animated cartoon
characters during curtain routine system operations (like searching for
> You can sure still do the same things that you were able to do 6
> years ago with a 6 year old computer, as long as you freeze your
> environmet to the OS and applications that you were using then.
> Nobody is really forcing you to upgrade :).
That's exactly my point. WHY are newer versions of software so much
more bloated? Look at the difference between Microsoft Word 97 and Word
2000. Not a whole lot. Look at the difference in footprint! The same
holds true for recent versions of Photoshop, Excel, Visio, and even
> Times change, and there is a need to justify sales.
I have a feeling that's more to it than any amount of technical advance.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Leave your lawsuits at home. I have guns."
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