On 2009-05-23, Andrew Halliwell <spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Gregory Shearman <ZekeGregory@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2009-05-22, Andrew Halliwell <spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Gregory Shearman <ZekeGregory@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> The so-called "green" machine only has the case made from biodegradable
>>>> materials, the guts will still be poisonous.
>>> But then, there's no way around that. Circuits require conductors.
>>> Semiconductors require doping (usually using toxic elements such as arsenic)
>>> Solder may not use lead anymore, but the flux is still toxic...
>> I think they should be built to last, not to be biodegradable. Why can't
>> they be built to be expandable? That was the original aim of the x86 PC
>> wasn't it?
> I think the original PC was designed to be cheap and nasty.
> Otherwise, they'd've used a decent architecture, like motorola.
Hmmm... didn't the Amiga run on motorola chips?
BTW, my first x86, an 80286 with 1MB of memory and a 40MB hard drive
cost nearly 3 thousand dollars. Cheap and nasty? Nasty maybe.
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