Canadian Mind Products Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

Canadian Mind Products
Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

Future Desk

A desk a device to store objects and make it easy to find them. It also holds things in position for you to read them or write on them. Imagine an intelligent desk, that holds the objects you need exactly at the right place, not necessarily on a common level surface. Imagine a small team of people who held books in the air at the correct page for you. Another would hold you monitor at the correct height and distance, perhaps moving it about a bit to exercise your eyes. You could call out like a surgeon pen, blank DVD (Digital Video Disc) dictionary and it would appear at the usual place for that object. Stuff you were not using would be automatically filed away clearing your workspace. Think how many desks there are in the world and how much some of the people are paid each hour who use them. Surely even a small improvement in efficiency would have a very short payback time.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)
introduction Intro desk HDTV motherboard(CPU) What’s New
atomic clock digital TV (DTV/HDTV) headset (headphone, microphone, speakers) mouse (mouse feet, mouse pad) speakers
backup cellphone (BlackBerry, iPhone) keyboard (DSK, Cherry, Kinesis) partition SSD
cables digital camera (recorder) iPad power supply USB
case (computer, DVD) DVD (carrying case) iPhone printer (inkjet, laser) USB flash drive
cleaning eBook (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony) iPod RAM video card
moose  contact Ethernet Linux router webcam
hard disk monitor sound card WiFi
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Software Lifespan

When you buy a piece of software, unlike a kettle, it will not wear out. 20 years later it will be identical to the day you bought it. However, it will not last forever either. It will gradually stop working because of changes in the OS (Operating System). Eventually, it becomes unusable. That lifespan might be a year or it might be 20 years. The author might be able to keep the program going with a minor tweak. The author does not want to have to maintain many versions of the program. If software were rented by year, you would get all the fixes, updates and new features. Your software would continue to work. You would not pay for a lifetime of use then get cheated and get only a year. You get what you pay for. If the vendor stops performing, you stop paying. You don’t pay massively upfront for service you may never be able to use. Since the vendor would get the bulk of his income from existing customers, he would focus on keeping them happy, rather than coming up with cheap flash to attract new customers. To try out new software would not be as big an investment. I think this is a win-win situation.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)

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