Sun, Nov 21, 2004, 8:15pm firstname.lastname@example.org (loutent) has in inquiring mind
that wants to know:
I'm sort of a newcomer here on the wreck, but have often followed your
links for inspiration/humor/etc. Obviously, you have a lot of expertise
in the woodworking area (and, may I say, life).
Just wondering - why do you go the Web-TV route? My in-laws had this
set-up for a few years and it seemed a PITA to us computer types (not
that I'm a whiz at this stuff either).
Obviously you have me confused with someone else. I have little
expertise in anything. Experience, yes, experise, no.
I got a WebTV initially, because it was a cheap way to get on-line
($100), and I didn't have a lot of money to spare. My first unit fried
in a storm, so I upgraded to the $200 version, for $50 on eBay, along
with a new printer, about $100.
It's a bit of a PITA at times, but works, for about anything I
want/need. I was a lead computer operator for 9 years, and still can't
think of anything I would actually "need" a computer for. If I ever do
think of anything, I'll get one. Until then, or until my unit dies,
I'll stick with what's paid for, and works. But, if, and when, it
croaks, I'll likely get one of the less expensive computer package
Measure twice, cut once, swear repeatedly.