Re: [NTO] deleted dmusic.sys by mistake - oops!
- Stephen Riddle wrote:
> All we really n e e d was around in 1990. It's the funAlthough that goes against all my prejudices and instincts I disagree
> stuff that gets us down.
here. Of course in the strongest sense we don't need a computer at all.
I still write my letters using a simple text editor and the built-in
unproportional printer fonts. A several dozens of megabytes office suite
only adds bells and whistles and often makes the end product worse. But
my father recorded radio programs onto reel-to-reel tape and so did I
until about 1995. I then changed to DAT digital tape and was very
disappointed, the mechanics just did not last under heavy use. I now use
computers and good sound cards throughout. I began burning MP3-CDs but
now all data and backups are on several harddisks, that continue to
become bigger and cheaper.
In a way that is a need served. It used to be out of the reach of home
computing and now is well within. Something similar is watching films on
DVD, I have no other equipment to do that, no TV, and no VHS.
So yes, there are new capabilities and they do call for buying new and
higher powered equipment, but there are not too many of these. There
rarely is any improvement on what older machines did well already.