wheel - 3:07 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
my computers do the same thing they did a few years ago...they just do it a heck of a lot faster now!
And as I noted, for MOST people, current computers actually don't do anything noticeably faster than they did a few years ago.
My web browser is no faster or slower, my documents don't open or type any faster than before, and so on.
Power users, maybe. But that's not 99% of the uses. For the regular home user or business user, technology from 5 years ago ran fine.
In fact, MY computer ran fine, and I ran on a PC that was 5-7 years old up until very recently. And I only updated because of hardware concerns.
The only thing we've needed more speed for in my home and office usage in the last 5+ years was virtualization - clearly a high end need. There's been no new uses in that time that meant a need for new hardware.
Oh, unless you count needing to move to the latest MS OS. That's the only reason for new hardware, and the reason stuff runs slow - every new OS is more bloated and slower than the last, and requires ever faster hardware.
Thankfully, my OS doesn't take that route.