Prices & Rants(was: Future Computing Trends. Still is, I guess)

From: PG Manney <>
Date: Sat Feb 21 20:44:35 1998

> The oldest part is toshiba 1.44 I have no idea
> how old but I think it was about 5 years old. Hard to find a good
> floppy drive that will last that long now. But tell me if there is
> one out there that good and costs $40 and I will take it!

What's happening to prices? Just returned from a show...Mitsumi FDD's, $16,
sound cards $12, speakers $10...cases $18!!!

> Only problem with disposeable PC if the makers gives us the >machines
> too non-standard and hard to expand n' upgrade
...a la Packard Bell...but now it seems EVERYONE is making purpose-designed
motherboards and cases. The best thing about keeping older PC's going (just
to keep this on track) is interchangability of parts: P/S, for example.
What's gonna happen to us electronically challenged types when the HP
Pavilion P/S smokes -- am I going to go, hat in hand, to HP for another --
at their prices?
Received on Sat Feb 21 1998 - 20:44:35 GMT

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