[plug] What computer should I buy?
alex at spottedmouse.com
Thu May 22 04:51:30 UTC 2014
Could this be the start of a book ?. Just demonstrates how complicated the task of choosing a new computer is, and why it is often just easier for a lot of people to deal with sales-drones and take their advise.
On 22 May 2014, at 12:41 pm, Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> It's interesting to me to see how this is evolving as I receive feedback and continue to write.
> As I write more detail, currently explaining MHz, GHz, Terabyte and the like, the less it relates to the BBQ audience.
> Structurally it's all over the place, the break point still seems to be after the five questions, but there is place for further reading.
> I'm continuing to write for the moment, capturing concepts and explaining them, but I don't think they'll end up belonging in the BBQ discussion.
> Some comments point out that this will need some serious editing to make it brief again.
> On 22 May 2014 12:33, Gregory Orange <home at oranges.id.au> wrote:
> On 22 May 2014 12:09, Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> > I'm not sure if we've ever met, but those who have can attest to the notion
> > that I'm not shy in talking ;-) Having said that, I was pitching this
> > document at the person in your family who comes up to you at the Sunday BBQ
> > and asks: "What computer should I buy?".
> > I am not sure if PLUG members are in that category.
> Then a differential talk? ... "This is what I think is important to
> communicate to the BBQ questioners" - ultimately the same material,
> perhaps glossed over a little more, but not too much. The more of a
> specialist one becomes, the harder (whilst not impossible) it is to be
> useful to laypeople.
> Gregory Orange
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