[lubuntu-users] The ending of various technological "waves"

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Mon Jun 3 18:32:22 UTC 2019

On 6/3/19 11:21 AM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>     That could very well happen.
>     But of course, those perfectly-useful machines could eventually
>     die a 'natural computer death', as well, rather than being junked
>     because there is no modern OS to run on them.
>     So far though, they are working well, and going strong,
>     accomplishing useful tasks for me.
>     It may surprise a lot of people to hear that the slower machines
>     are actually more valuable to me, because they allow me to test if
>     my software really does work on 'older, slower machines', as I
>     claim on my website.
>     Strangely, my 32-bit MacBook seems to have a better display than
>     my later 64-bit MacBook.  And with Linux, it makes a perfectly
>     good musical instrument for performances.
>     -- 
>     Sincerely,
>     Aere
> @Aere:
> Possibly the 32-bit MacBook might have an Nvidia graphics card, which 
> generally seems to bring a crisper display than the Radeon options . . 
> . .  Apple seems to "mix n match" the hardware in different platforms, 
> so to make it seem competitive with PC choices?
> And, right, "the wish for a natural death" scenario, rather than 
> "induced death due to lack of support" . . . I've tried to keep my old 
> PPC machines going, unnaturally adding parts to revive them from 
> zombie state . . . but, the pull of the technological wave seems to 
> keep sending them back . . . and then the new parts don't have the 
> right connectors . . . making it difficult to sustain "life" . . . .
> It's somewhat like "newer, fresher horsies" are the "better" choice in 
> the cost/benefit ratio of time management theory . . . ??
> F

There's something people planning future support of Linux systems, 
thinking machines will have hardware failures, and no longer be in-use, 
need to consider.

Wear-and-tear for computers used all the time, differs from computers 
used only occasionally.  Machines of the latter variety, tend to last a 
lot longer than those used all the time, at least, in my experience that 
seems to be the case.

That's probably why my older machines are still going strong.

- Aere


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