Saturday 23 September 2017

I am not a Luddite - I just wish computers would disappear

Thomas J Watson
Thomas J Watson
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Thomas Watson, president of IBM in 1943, stated the world only needed five computers. Although frequently ridiculed, I believe he was probably correct.

I'm not a Luddite or lemming, I just wish computers would disappear. Goodbye Apple, and all the rest. They provide no advantage, it was all better in the 1970s and 1980s.

Who can read a book on a tablet? Give me a break already. All the video stores are gone, book stores are struggling, there are no record stores. Now, why would a man go to the mall? I take pictures with a roll of film and get 24 or 36 prints. Who wants 100 snaps of the same thing? I buy vinyl and glorious CDs. I don't want to download music on some annoying, fragile gizmo with a thousand songs on it.

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