Future Computing Trends

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Sat Feb 21 23:41:45 1998

Max Eskin wrote:
> I agree wholeheartedly with all you say with one exception. I have a
> Pentium 75 overclocked to 100, 16MB ram. It runs Word 95 just fine,
> and ran it fine when it had 8MB. Visual Basic and IE4 (I don't use
> it regulary, Opera at www.operasoftware.com is much better: 1MB
> download!)
> work fine too. I can only imagine how Linux would run. But to put
> this in a classical context, I agree that old computers are still
> useful, but I so wish that they had better displays :)

I defy _anybody_ to say that a "better" display would improve any
Big Five Software arcade games as they ran on the 128x48 monochrome
graphics of the TRS-80 1/3. And I defy anybody to find a better
batch of arcade games, unless you really want to see the blood from
kicked-in faces, a fetish I outgrew 25 or so years ago.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Sat Feb 21 1998 - 23:41:45 GMT

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