My desktop computer is an older model that I’m perfectly happy with but it’s running Windows 7 for which Microsoft, in January, will no longer support with security updates. Having antivirus software won’t be enough to protect my machine/hard drive. Because my perfectly good machine isn’t built for updating to a later version, I need a new computer which I ordered online today for $500 (the lower end of the spectrum).
It doesn’t seem right that millions of people running older machines will not only have to spend money on a new computer, but now our landfills will be packed with the older obsolete models. Not everyone can afford to upgrade, either.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” simply can never become truly obsolete, except when it comes to digital technology.
Am I right?!