Had a used IBM pc 8088 from 1986 to 1996 upgraded to 20 MB hard drive and 3.5 floppy disk drive. Played some games by Sierra and by Accolade and used First Choice Office Suite and Dbase 2 to do homework for college. 1996 upgraded to a generic PC with Cyrix CPU running Windows 95, Corel Wordperfect Suite and Netscape. Still using for school work and still playing games from Sierra and Accolade. PC's at work and military had different Office Suites such as Enable and Multimate (DOS) and later Microsoft Office. It became tedious to keep converting office documents back and forth between home, military and work. Bought low budget HP Pavillon XG922 with Windows XP for home in Nov 2001. Can't play the Accolade game any more as it was on 5.25 floppy diskettes. I copied onto 2 3.5 floppy diskettes but could not get the game to work. Turns out this is abandoned company and was absorbed by Atari. The game is done however.
Lastly, another article in Tech Republic, told about new Task feature in Google gmail. I just found out today that it is only compatible with IE 7 and some other browsers. Home and work pc are on IE 6 because IE7 is not compatible with some of our legacy systems.
I am still using Casio PVS-400 Plus no frills PDS and Nokia 1100 no frill cell phone. I am just beginning to appreciate the AS400.
Altough we say that change is inevitable, sometimes too much change can be a disruption.
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