5153Re: "hobbyists" (was: From Windows/wordperfect to Macbook Pro)
- Jun 26, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "George B. Richardson" <gbr@...> wrote:
> By the way, Joe, I don't know that folks who simply prefer WP toAgreed. If you keep the old turntable and tube amp running for their
> other word processing programs would appreciate being characterized
> as "hobbyists".
antique value, you're clearly a hobbyist. If you do so because you
subscribe to the sizable body of serious opinion holding that analog
sound is better than its replacement, you are not a hobbyist; you
simply like listening to high quality sound reproduction.
If you keep the old Leica in repair for historical reasons, you're a
hobbyist. If you do so since you judge its image quality better
than that 10 megapixel computer with a lens in front of it, you are
not a hobbyist; you simply like high quality photographs.
Newer ain't always better. I switched from MS Word to WP because
it was the best writing tool I could find. I still think so.
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