TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:PC Processing Power From:Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG> Date:Wed, 2 Apr 1997 11:47:05 +0100
* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von bhouse -at- CREATIVE-HOUSE -dot- COM an All am 28.03.97
bb> From: Barry House <bhouse -at- CREATIVE-HOUSE -dot- COM>
bb> I can tell I'm the lone wolf here, but I've always purchased
bb> computing power
bb> based on what I can afford to spend today, not on what software
bb> I use or the
bb> tasks I have to perform. Software and tasks change too
I use a quite different approach but I confess that I enjoy playing Lego with
Unless I do a strategic decision (like switching to WinNT or so) I use my
equipment until I feel hampered by it. Then I get some $400 from my bank
account, ride on my bicycle to downtown Nuernberg and get a few computer parts
- a new motherboard, some RAM chips, a CD-ROM drive or what else I feel is
appropriate. Then I update my equipment.
A single component might be sufficient to improve several machines. E.g., 32
MBs of RAM for one machine might set free 8 MBs that I then use to update
another machine from 8 to 16 MBs.
I have not bought a complete box since 1991. I even bought MS-DOS 5 and
Windows 3.1 individually :-)