OT: If classic computers were cars...

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Mon Jun 12 22:00:58 2000

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> System : IBM PC + clones
> Car : Ford <whatever the most common model is in your country>
> Reason : You find them everywhere. They do the job, but nothing particularly
> nice about them.

Tony, didn't you mean to say Chevy instead of Ford? Actually, when
equipped with MS-Windows, a Yugo is a better comparison. As the owner
of an older Mercury, a Ford product, I can in no way compare this to
an IBM type PC; likewise for another Ford I drive on occasion: large,
solidly built (was like a tank when new, about 26 years ago),
reliable, smooth-riding, etc. I'm guessing that as a comparison,
you're going by the small Fords sold in England, which can't compare
to, let's say, a 1972 Mercury Grand Marquis, or a late model Crown
Victoria, etc.

> System : Fast Pentium-based PC-clone
> Car : Turbocharged Ford <whatever> with go-faster stripes, etc
> Reason : It goes like the clappers, but underneath it's still the same
> old machine. Nothing 'interesting' about it.

See above.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Mon Jun 12 2000 - 22:00:58 BST

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