How students really feel about technology

How students really feel about technology

Summary: I'm really ill at the moment, so I'll post this for the time being and see how I get along in the next few days. This is how students truly feel about technology; once it's become obsolete or worthless, it's time to give up and find something new.

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I'm really ill at the moment, so I'll post this for the time being and see how I get along in the next few days. This is how students truly feel about technology; once it's become obsolete or worthless, it's time to give up and find something new.

Demonstrated above, this is me throwing my laptop out of a window at 60ft. More intellectual posts on the way.

Update: Embedding fixed! embedding doesn't seem to work here - here's the link to YouTube. Please comment here rather than on YouTube.

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • you don't know about Linux

    if you think your laptop is obsolete, think again. Linux runs on old machines better than Windows XP. You can setup your old PC as a server and keep it around for a storage system or even set it up as a simple web server.

    An Old PC think again.

    The next time you buy something. Make sure you do NOT buy the TV ad. You're buying outdated equipment. Beef it up, double the ram, add a better video card, bigger Harddrive, and faster chip. you're only paying $100 if not anything more because you'll PC will last longer and be ready for the newer software out there.
    Maarek
    • RE: you don't know about Linux

      ...or in my case when the laptop is so old, it won't turn on, and I can't justify buying new hardware for it.
      zackwhittaker
      • Zack, you need to get one of those nifty ZDNet symbols for your name. (nt)

        ..
        Letophoro
  • RE: How students really feel about technology

    how big was the harddive, because you can turn it into a USB external drive for $5 even for something that is just a couple of gigs.
    Maarek
  • Acceptable waste

    So you're saying the younger generation are now so utterly consumerist that they're always looking for a newer, shinier thing, and will mindlessly discard their previous toys without a thought? I suppose it's an inevitable consequence of how the culture has been changing, but it's sad to see its wasteful manifestation.

    Just remember there's a vast number of lower-income people out there who could get some reasonable use out of an "obsolete" laptop.
    Jason Etheridge
    • RE: Acceptable waste

      Just to clarify - the laptop was screwed. If it does however make you feel better, I collected it up and put it in an electronics recycling bin on campus, where you throw old CD's, mobile phones and old computers in to be reproduced into new things.
      zackwhittaker
      • Our flawed world

        The whole consumerism thing is something that none of us can really help, given it's the way that things run these days. Basically, it's (apparently) cheaper to produce a new device than make that device repairable. So, we don't have any choice: if it breaks, we toss it.

        Sorry for sounding harsh; tossing the laptop out the window (something we've all wanted to do at some point, for various reasons) seemed too symbolic not to comment on.
        Jason Etheridge