If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
> Here are some rude words and phrases that come pretty high on my sh*t list
> with reasons why:
> 1. EOL. I use Bryce 7 for producing 3D models even thought it was "EOL"
> 10 years ago (and ( was able to buy it for $10).
> I use LiveCode 7.1.4 on a regular basis as its interface is
> a lot less cluttered than the subsequent versions of LiveCode;
> and I like coloured icons.
> 2. Obsolete.
> 2.1. Currently composing electronic music on a BBC Model B from 1981 and
> saving the programs onto a cassette recorder.
> 2.2. Running Hypercard and other PPC-only software on a G5 polycarbonate
> 2.3. Always check my Maths on a British Thornton Sliderule that Mum and
> Dad gave me for my 13th birthday in 1975.
> 2.4. Have an iSight WebCam connected via the Firewire port on my 2006
> Intel polycarbonate imac as it is a lot more
> flexible than the rather silly built-in camera on the front of
> the iMac.
> 2.5. Use Belkin Nostromo 50 and 52 gamepads as controller devices when
> programming with LiveCode.
> 2.6. My EFL school uses a whole host of "obsolete" PCs to deliver content
> reinforcement software I have written with LiveCode
> via various versions of Xubuntu: the youngest machine is about 12
> years old.
> 2.7. Use a pair of polycarbonate iMacs (2006) in my school to allow
> children to have fun remotely programming various floor robots
> via Bluetooth.
> 2.8. Use a polycarbonate iMac (2006) (as does my wife) with a second
> monitor as my "main man" for almost everything.
> 2.9. I use a hand-drill my great-aunt gave my grandfather as a present
> when he came back to Glasgow after the first World War
> for all those needs for which a power drill is just a pain-in-the-bum and
> too much bother.
> 2.10. I brush my hair every morning with a pair of hairbrushes my
> great-grandfather gave my grandfather on his 14th birthday (1911).
> 2.11. My raincoat was something my Uncle picked up when he worked for
> Aquascutum in 1972.
> 2.12. I cut my bread with a knife made from part of the front wheel cover
> of a 1932 Fordson tractor made for
> me as a present by a farmer in Orkney in 1983.
> 3. Upgrade.
> I am sure that about 90% of this is commercial push.
> 4. Update.
> quod erat demonstrandum
> 4.1. Some pillock tried to tell me that Latin was obsolete the other day .
> . .
> As far as I can see the ONLY reason to get hold of something new is if
> that new thing will allow you to a vast number of things
> that the thing it is set to replace is unable to do.
> On 11/7/2018 5:36 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> Obsolete is a strong word. There are different levels. I had a friend who
>> firmly held that Obsolete meant when something newer could replace a
>> device. But it can be argued, and I take this position, that a computer
>> device is obsolete when it no longer is capable of running current
>> software. But a third level of Obsolecense can be concieved as when a
>> device can no longer perform it's function for which it was obtained.
>> Bob S
>> On Jul 10, 2018, at 21:18 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
>>> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Beyond that, given Apple's OS strategy which render usable hardware
>>> obsolete prematurely, if you want an OS that's safely maintained apparently
>>> their guidance is to stop using macOS and upgrade to Linux.
>>> Richard Gaskin
>>> Fourth World Systems
>>> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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