Monday, October 18, 2004

Well the poor old blog has been somewhat neglected over the last few days. I wasn't feeling well last week, and I was hungover in the weekend.

In the absence of anything else to write about, I'm going to comment on Jeremy's recent post.
Iran and nukes...
Can`t blame them really, given the US is running rampant across the middle-east
Of course, if Iran were to get nukes it would make them and Israel the only two nuclear powers in the region, it'd be like India/Pakistan except about 10 times worse.
Intel has discovered they have a bit too much inventory, no-one is buying anymore...
Good. It's about time people woke up to the fact that the only reason to upgrade your computer every year is that Intel and Microsoft want you to.
US Airways has been granted permission to cut it`s workers pay by up to 21%
But none of their executives are taking a pay cut. I'm continually astonished by the lack of accountability of management in big companies like that. There should be laws requiring them to financially contribute somehow when their company goes under.


Joel said...

Regarding the Intel inventory. I think there are many reasons for people to upgrade, but Microsoft designing shabby resource hungry software shouldn't be one of them. Also, using top of the line machines for corporate uses such as email/internet/word processing is just silly, but so long as large companies remain gullible and controlled by clueless managers then they'll keep believing what tech people tell them.

Scientific and gaming uses will always be demanding more power so long as the hardware can provide it though.

Jon said...

Sure, I was overstating my case a bit there. Scientific applications will always need as much power as they can get (so I would think that most of them aren't using Intel anyway).

I'm a bit more skeptical when it comes to games though. I've been perfectly happy playing PS2 all weekend, which is 4 or 5 year old hardware...