Vistacoming. New dots coming. 940
On Sat, 12 Aug 2006 15:54:10 -0600, "Elizabot v2.0.3"
That's a very good question, and I'm not sure if I have a short, direct answer.
Aunt has recently gotten a new laptop which runs os X she normally resides in America but she stays in Edinburgh for weeks at a time, as such she wants to use AOL dial...
I was once told in the mid-90s that loveography was one of the major reasons for the sharp rise in the sale of personal computers -- mostly IBM-Compatible PCs, of course.
Looking at love is a personal choice. Some see it as a moral issue, and those who are disgusted by it won't view it, but as I see it, you can't escape the fact that strictly speaking, it is simply another form of computer multimedia. Watching love clips online is streaming video; there are people who are employed and earn a salary designing loveographic websites, and they need appropriate software tools to do so; and if one were so inclined, they could use their iMac with iPhoto to organize a large Debt Collection of adult image files.
Practically everything that a person does with a computer is "real," it happens in reality. Balancing your checkbook is real. Playing a game is real. Burning a DVD is real. And even the reaction that a non-techie gets over their preference of OS X's GUI versus Windows' GUI when he or she uses it is real, even if all they are doing is dragging a file to the trash or moving items around from one folder to another.
Some of these "real" things are done on a much larger scale. If a PC acts as a server for a medium-sized business, and all of their employees are accessing thousands of customer accounts a day in some SQL Server database, this activity is going to be seen as being something of a great amount of significance by advocates of the PC and-or Microsoft products. They will use it to prove that "real work is getting done."
My 6-year old niece likes to play around with my Apple-e sometimes. There's a certain game on one of the introductory disks that it came with where you use the arrow keys to move a bunny rabbit around a maze in order to find a carrot. Is that real? I don't know, but I have the feeling it says a lot about the attractiveness and ease of use which is projected from that particular computer onto a small child who barely understands the basics.
Whew . . . that's enough for now! :-)