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Sydney Morning Herald: Free For All

Apr 10, 2004, 05:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Tsang)

"Let's face it, we're a cheap lot. Something about computers brings out the misers in us. We know obsolescence is a fact of technology, so we prolong the servitude of our PCs by cramming them with the latest software until the hard disk grinds more than an espresso bar on Monday morning. You may have reluctantly upgraded to a new box, but what do you do with the old one that's still running perfectly--albeit like a dog--now that you've transferred all the expensive software over...?"

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