1. All your friends are doing it.
2. Solitaire is your crack cocaine.
3. You love the visceral knife-edge thrill of wondering if your app will remain stable until you save your work.
4. You think that processor power and RAM are better employed running Antivirus than on doing anything productive or useful.
5. You have had a designectomy.
6. You enjoy the irony of the phrase “Plug & Play”.
7. You want your new OS to have more available flavours then Baskin Robbins.
8. You would have to fill all that free deskspace with paperwork if all those cables weren’t there.
9. You only know how to delete forwards.
10. You want the free cupholder.
Found this in a drawer in my classroom the other day…
Gasp in wonder at its 25mhz Intel 486 processor!
Flinch at its magnificent 4mb of RAM!
Marvel at its collosal 80 mb hard drive (yes, mb)!
Gaze upon its mighty 1mb video RAM!!
I shouldn’t mock too much, because in 1994, this was pretty impressive spec. Things have fairly moved on, though, huh?
“Delivering excellent graphics performance, it blazes through your windows applications at speeds of up to 28 million Winmarks!”
What the heck is a Winmark? Is that not the German Currency that was subject to hyperinflation in the 20s and became effectively worthless?
This German woman in 1923 is feeding Winmarks into a stove because it is more economical to burn her money than to buy a new 486 at a cost of £1139 ($2235).