Future Computing Trends

From: Max Eskin <maxeskin_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sun Feb 22 09:31:20 1998

>Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:41:45 -0500
>Reply-To: classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu
>From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
>To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers"
>Subject: Re: Future Computing Trends
>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.
Who says I want it for arcades? I don't play games much anyway.
Whatever happened to desktop publishing, CAD, photoediting?
What mostly annoys me is how little I can fit on an 80X25 text mode
screen compared to 1280X1024 resolution and small font.


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