Friday, April 17, 2009

I'm not ranting on Lauren

So, OK, I am, but in defense of Lauren ...

and bless him, Seth Weintraub makes good points, but in the end, it doesn't matter.

Look, I get it that the AMD processor isn't top of the line, nor is the RAM not super fast, nor is the LAN 100Mbps and the WIFI 802.11g. On the other hand, when Lauren starts getting online to the Internet from her ISP at greater than 8Mbps or starts moving files between her server and her laptop... Oh, wait. I get it that more could be had for the price, but did Lauren choose poorly because of any of the above? That, my friends, is in the eye of the beholder. Is Lauren likely to play Crisis? Probably not. Is Lauren going to be connected to any source that provides gigabit? Probably not. Yes, yes, it's nice to have the assurance that it's there when you could use it, just like Garage Band is. I use Vista Home Premium. It's not that horrible. I connect to my domain, use Outlook, even Terminal Services.

There are people who demand more. Those are the people who will choose their own operating system and supplier. There are then the other people who don't care. They buy what they can afford, and walk obliviously through the realm of techdom because they can, and to them, it works. Because it's just what they think they'll ever need.

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