Good Enough Computing

I've been on the "good enough" bandwagon for at least 5 years. It's been long possible to "just barely keep up" with tech and stay in a decent budget. I buy stuff that's about 3 years or more old (unless something awesome drops off the back of a truck...) and it usually lasts me 6 months to a year, or more. And my purchase price is always 5-25% of the original price. Get a barely 3 year old IBM desktop, once $1200 for $30? Even with upgrades and replacement parts it's a steal. It's also all modern tech, with SATA, PCIe, DDR2 RAM, etc. so upgrades are cheap and plentiful. "Good enough" is often "not new" too... and that will be a push during the recession that will force manuf.s to keep low prices.

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