Ever feel like some statements or articles are said in a way that if they do not use or want something then no one should want or use it? Like saying desktops are pointless because they do not use them, well, either do I right now yet they are FAR from pointless.
Optical media is still very much used as well, my computer is my blu-ray/dvd player, some say flash drives are out because of the cloud, that does not work well for large files or simple tasks to move from one system to another. I have even heard someone that wanted the SD card reader removed because they use their phone even though millions of people still use cameras.
Another the net I see a lot of statements where people are basically telling others what they should be using. I understand we all have different needs, I know people that could get by on an iPad as they only have favorites, they really save nothing and are basically net based while I need much more space and my wants are different.
I still have use for a scanner, sure a lot of people hardly use one.
The list could go on with with any tech some may think is on the way out and a lot of it may be for some, just not everyone.
asked Oct 19 '12 at 04:43
I agree to some extent, however people are not really telling you what should be important they are directing you toward the future. In the same way people say Windows XP is dead, yet millions of XP machines are still in use. They are simply trying to make you embrace the future. Some day everything will be cloud-based and accessed through tablets.The people who make these statements are really just trying to generalise for the average consumer
answered Oct 19 '12 at 15:53
I think I understand what Xiro is saying. I get tired of reading about how obsolete my technology is, but here I am typing this on a 2005 or so PowerBook G4. The most recent operating system this Mac is able to use is more than five years old now. Yet it has its uses for me, and I prefer using it for certain tasks.