They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
US Attorney General 02/27/98
To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
How would you use a computer to balance the chequebook? Sell the machine and deposit the money.
An obviously clueless caller to a talk radio show asked, "Do I need, um, a computer to use Windows?"
The host's response was perfect: "You'll have less trouble with Windows without a computer than with one."
Computers are merchandise. Treat them as such. Believe nothing you hear from people selling (and these days everybody is selling). Expect nothing to work as advertised.... people who think education equals information have no idea what information or education is.
Theodore Roszak (b 1933) US writer, critic.
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little.
If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.
And if it was a PC it would explode every month, need a new engine, every year, defects would be called features, it would travel only on some of the roads and to stop it you would need to press the START button, by which time it would have gone through the red light.
Synopsis: What if you found out about a computer operating system
that was proof against any virus, almost never crashed, never required
hard drives to be reformatted or operating system reinstalled,
booted in less than fifteen seconds, shut down in five, ran
all basic software including saving in Microsoft formats and reading
all major graphic file formats, used basic PC peripherals (printers, scanners)
and only required upgrades about every three to six years.
It does exist. It is called RiscOS and it is based on a chip called StrongARM*.
* ™ Intel Corporation
Green paper - coming
Synopsis: Microsoft has been one of the outstanding business successes of the last century.
However its business methods and technology have been much less than the best. Many would argue
that the technology is seriously flawed. This in turn has demanded a high level of support
in ongoing fixes and training and has become an industry in its own right. What other enterprise
is allowed to sell flawed products and then charge the customer for the repairs?
Green paper - coming
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