In reply to: Do people love their computer as much as they used to love their chevrolet? posted by Barbara London on April 02, 1996 at 04:12:32:
: Will people Simonize their computer every Sunday
seems like computers, at least so far, do demand a
lot of maintenance. virus checking and debugging,
defragmenting, etc. disks fill up with more information
one has to store things away, etc.
that is quite a lot of work. it seems to me like it's
more comparable to home improvement strategies than to
the worship of a fetichized object.
it could be however that, with a growing number of
people getting familarized with the machine, there
is a better chance that adding memory, and enhancing
the performance capacities of the machine becomes a
typical sunday afternoon activity!