On 2012-06-20 2:40 PM, Don Cox wrote:
> Digital cameras are becoming obsolete long before they wear out. The
> same was true of computers in the 1980s.
I would like to suggest "obsolete for my purposes".
A good 3 MP camera if working properly still takes as good a picture
today as it did in 2003. The marketing people would have you believe
it's obsolete, but, in fact, in the strive for more pixels, low light
performance (at least) suffered greatly in less-expensive cameras. It
all depends what you need.
I would agree with you about computers from the 1980s, but I recently
repurposed a 2005 2.8 GHz Pentium IV machine and it's fine for the audio
editing application it has been sent off to do (clip and upload sermons
from my church ever Sunday--a task I no longer wish to be tied to). We
put a new HDD in it and brought it up from scratch and loaded only a few
The machine had become intolerably slow for office use by the family and
I wanted to get off XP anyway and be a Win7 facility (essentially
achieved at this point though one XP box is still in the studio to run
the old CD printer and another is on a trolley as an aux CD burning and
other task machine).
I also gave them our second 2.8 GHz Pentium IV (w/o HDD) to do as they
see fit with (keep as spares or make another working machine) as they
would like more computers.
It's really a question of obsolete to whom???? We should not just buy
into the marketing hype, as I'm sure you're not and I'm trying not.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.