The Need for a Return to the Desktop Computer

Friday December 4, 2020 — oldfolio

Some reflections on the future of computing at the Miscellaneous Stuff blog:

The future of personal computing looks rather bleak to me... They are making it harder and harder for us to do what we want with our computers. They are successfully taking away our general-purpose computers and replacing them with little more than Internet appliances...

I am not looking forward to a near-term future in which my operating system is so locked down that I cannot install the software I want. Many have already reached this future.

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Wednesday November 11, 2020 — oldfolio

From Carl Svensson:

Too many pages rely far too heavily on a presumptive user having the latest browser, fastest computer and highest bandwidth.

The whole article is worth a read -- as are Svensson's other musings.

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