Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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ROM Based
by jimmt on Mon 29th Nov 2004 20:03 UTC

Embedded computing could solve majority of these issues. Personally, it was easier to operate Rom based Macs, Amigas, and Ataris than the modern computer. You turned your computer on with the operating system in ROM. You put your programs in and they ran and so forth. In order to provide the scenero that you desire we would have to do away with all the options and make computers for specific tasks instead of having all in one. I believe that we will see the return of the ROM based machine. Heck, we already have in the mobile market.

Jim