His phone is in their Museum of Earth Artifacts, right next to a Western Electric rotary phone.
Mouse pads have gone the way of incandescent light bulbs. And floppy drives.
Every couple of months I use a yard long half inch dowel to run under the couch, washer/dryer, and couple of cabinets to recover LillyMae’s toys: wine corks, toy mice, ping pong balls, wadded foil balls, and occasionally a june bug or a stray almond or two.
Works every time
They are so greedy they cut off their own tusks to sell the ivory on the black market.
It’s all in the merchandising. Where can I get my Ralph plushie??
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.
Like it or not, Windows became the defacto standard of corporate networks, so as finnygirl said people wanted and often needed to use the same kind of system they used at work. MS did this by being much cheaper than Apple and easier than Unix. And by giving away the operating system (for years Windows was easy to make copies of) so businesses and consumers would become dependent on their other software. MS Office was, and still is, their biggest moneymaker by far. And gaming on Windows is a huge reason people won’t migrate even to a free and superior O/S like linux.
So again, blaming the consumer is barking up the wrong tree.
said “But the people buying the product were what are known as early adopters, customers who must be the first to try new things whatever they are even if the bugs aren’t worked out.”
Wow. You can not blame consumers for buying something and expecting it to work! It was Microsoft’s regular practice to basically release beta versions of its software and let consumers PAY to suffer and find the thousands and thousands of bugs. It was also a standard practice to promise features in the next version that would solve everybody’s problems and make it unnecessary to move to competing roducts. Just wait for the next version and everything will be dandy! These promised features and fixes would never arrive in the next version and the practice became known as vaporware.
“A computer virus that turns a computer into a virus itself?..brilliant !!!”
It’s called Windows 10.