Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 15:19 UTC

Mmmm, again, the boottime issue seems to stirr things up quite a bit...

What I'm trying to say, basically, is that we make so much progress on a lot of things in computing, but we neglect other things. Everyone focusses on raw processor and GPU power, leaving grannies with beasts of machines they don't need. It are the small things that get neglected, such as booting.

Let''s imagine that each time you start your car, you had to wait two to three minutes before you could drive off. How would you like that?

I just find it stupid that hardware manufacturers keep on "improving" stuff non-gamers/graphic designers don't even need: processor power and GPU power. I'd gladly give in on those things in order to improve on others.

And of course I realize the x86 architecture was designed over 20 years ago, but that's no excuse. Intel and AMD have missed a great opportunity by not altering the architecture around their 64 bit processors. Now we have to wait another 5? 10? years before another chance comes up.

Too bad. Companies are so afraid of changing things... It's actually quite sad that an industry that triggered one of the most important revolutions in world history, now is afraid to move on.