dmd platform support - poll
terminal.node at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 17:23:37 PST 2008
>> no one forcing you to buy a new PC and DMD will continue to support
>> 32bit for a long time, I presume. but you cannot force people who did
>> buy a new PC in the last few *years* to be limited to your old
>> ancient hardware.
> A *few* years is not nearly a long as most people in the tech sector
> would like to believe (And one hell of a far cry from "ancient").
> Something that's only a few years old is still very useful, as well it
> *should* be. If you feel like you have to replace a machine every
> couple of years, you're wasting your money. (I'm using the general
> "you" here, not *you* specifically.) It's just an example of this
> society's rampant over-consumerism (ie, the so-called "consumer
> whore") and ever-decreasing pragmatism.
Although your manner tends toward aggressive here, you have some very good
Our society is indeed caught up in over-consumerisim. A 64-bit port will
appear eventually because of demand. For a few people the need will be a
valid one; but for most, the port will only satisfy the ever-growing /perception/
of the need, rather than the need itself. For consumers, this has been how
the computer industry has operated for awhile.
Incidentally, I'm still using my Compaq Presario X1000 laptop (Pentium M
1.4 GHz) which is probably close to 6 years old now. I've updated certain
aspects of it and fixed it a couple of times. Amazingly it keeps running...
and performs quite well for my needs. But... I do recall the days when I
used to throw money at computer upgrade after computer upgrade... probably
every year. For me, that was a huge waste of money, and I look back in horror
at my spending practice. For businesses, I imagine annual upgrades might
be a necessity, however.
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