PCs are BORING NOW !!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by coathanger007, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Nothing seems to be happening on the technological forefront. It feels as if we have hardly moved an inch in terms of software and hardware in the past 6mths. Sure, new software versions have been released as well as new models of hardware - but the difference is sooo small relative to previous years. And it shows with the decline of consumer demand for new systems and the thriving second hand market that people are satisfied with what they already have. I.T is dying. It's a good thing it's only a hobby and not a profession :( Over and out...
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    So the AMD64 isn't a step forward, and the soon to be released Prescott chip and Windows XP64 aren't either... ?
     
  3. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Nope - just more of the same backed up by a whole lot of well-marketted propaganda. The average user is stuck to P3s and Win 98. Even an e-mag that was included in National Newspapers has been completely remove - a reflection of lack of interest in this sector I'm sorry to say. Just take a look around you - retailers are dropping off like flies with the intense competition. All struggling for air in the continual market downturn in this industry. It's getting harder each year to fool oneself of the harsh reality despite the bombardment of mass media advertising. In all honesty, how many non-geeks do you know who are willing to throw money on a PC/software upgrade these days? Contrary to popular forum belief, most people aren't computer fanatics and at the end of the day, it's the opinion of the majority non-geek population that wins out.
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    hardware and software breakthroughs
    are usually around the 18 month + mark

    relax ~ be patient it will happen


    since when have none geeks had anything to do with the course of IT ?

    for every fallen geek a new one is born

    I personally don't know a single person who has turned their back on PC's
    I know plenty that have recently got hooked on computing

    looking forward to : -
    64 bit computing
    next windows more geared towards gaming
    next generation of video cards
    DX 10
    Pentium 5 1600 fsb 10gig processor (I predict will be here by 2008)
    non volatile RAM (you never know :p)

    " The future will not stand still "

    :cool:
     
  5. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Its always been that way...
     
  6. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I'll get back to you in half a decade then (if I'm still here) and see if I've changed opinon. Until then I'm going into cyber hibernation. :D
     
  7. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I want some 64-bit gaming screenshots!
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Re: Re: PCs are BORING NOW !!!

    *points to very recent articles about MRAM*

    Trust me, they'll look just like 32-bit gaming screeshots. :)
     
  9. Quick Reply

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    The IT industry isn't getting boring, it's just becoming and established/stable industry :)
     
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    ummmm its sounds like your dying off not the I.T field
     
  11. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    My virtual self and the I.T industry are one being - the next step in human evolution. We live together and die together - fare thee well.:)
     
  12. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    well I have an 1800+ sitting in my closet I mean if you are dying u won't be needing that system of yours so you know, you could just trade me cuzz all u need is like ummmmm outlook and word right?? you don't need that kind of power anymore.
     
  13. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    coathanger007: you must not work in IT... There is more to the excitement of technology than just a new chip or a piece of software. Sit down and pick up a book and learn all of the things about Windows that you never knew. Learn a programming language or web language and put it to work. You will be amazed of the things that are out there that you had no clue about. Try making an unattended installation CD, or programming an handy little app that accomplishes something that manually takes forever. Try remotely administering a PC using only the tools in a standard Windows XP build. These things will stress your mind and make you want to learn more. I feel more like your post is a "life sucks" post. Maybe it sucks for you, but I certainly enjoy technology. Everything I have in my hands now, the things available but untouched, and the things in the future to look forward to.
     
  14. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I've been eye'n the XM29 now that computers have flat lined for the moment.
     
  15. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I 've been patiently waiting for your post. All of a sudden the adrenaline is rushing through. Pumped up with an unquenchable thirst to satify the desire for tech knowledge on the path of forever continuing improvement. A sense of awakened revitalisation - I've just nodded off to sleep ZZZzzzz :)
     
  16. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    WTF??:confused:
     
  17. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I understand...:D
     
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    "640K Should be enough for anybody!"
     
  19. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    How much will you pay me in Aussie dollars. No warranty and you pay all freight charges and take full responsibility for damage on route. Pity we're separated by a big wide ocean.

    NOTE: My actual self and my virtual self are two completely different entities. There's no way on Earth I'd want to mix up the two - that's how we end up with lunatics running around like headless chickens on senseless High School killing sprees.:mad:
     
  20. Grandmaster

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    "feels as if we have hardly moved an inch in terms of software and hardware in the past 6mths. "

    Exactly. It's only 6 months. That's just too short of a time period. I think your just impatient.