[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [ProgSoc] New ITD Computer Laboratory Equipment (fwd)
On Sat, 13 Jun 1998, Ben Reardon wrote:
> > > > sticking around for its full potential life. The day 100MB becomes
> > > > useless is a long way off.
> And we hear the famous words.....
> "640k RAM is plenty of memory, why would you need more?"
Well fine -- pardon me for missing the hidden <sarc> tags again -- but if
you want to refuse to use a computer or a disk drive until it meets your
standards, then what are you going to use? Buy a 100MB drive today.
It'll last a =while=. If you think it isn't enough to justify your
purchase, then you're welcome to wait until 10GB 3.5" removables become
available. But don't disparage the Zip drive, or a lab computer with 32MB
RAM, just because it won't be useful in the future. It's useful today,
and a bit.
> "Multitasking cannot be done in under 4 meg RAM"
You're welcome to take a broad meaning with that ... but you also have to
consider what GUI and APIs you want too. I've seen Win95 run Word95 kinda
okay on a 386 with 4 megs, and I used to run OS/2 in 4 megs myself (since
it was better than Windows 3.1 at any rate). MacOS will take up around
2.5MB in its latest incarnation if you hack off all the interesting bits.
> Can someone please remind me when these words were spoken (with serious
Bill Gates ... 1983? That's the 640K one. I don't think the quote is
You are subscribed to the progsoc mailing list. To unsubscribe, send a
message containing "unsubscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are having trouble, ask email@example.com for help.
This list is archived at <http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/lists/progsoc/>