Wednesday, April 05, 2006


This post was posted nearly year ago in a place that doesn't exist anymore. But it is pretty interesting (i was really an apprentice of networking back then), although short. So...

2005-06-27 13:07

Well, i have been learning about networking lately. About things required to set up LAN and to connect Windows XP to Windows for Workgroups 3.11 particularly. There seems to be many of websites about this kind of network, and many sites about DOS and Windows 3.1/3.11 generally... So fun to return where all my computer computer experience started: DOS, Norton Commander, Windows 3.x! When i look at all the old programs, games, i wonder: why isn't today's software so fun, nice and recource-efficient than in old times? Most of today's software is bloated, takes up much space, has hundreds of totally unnecessary features, tries to be smarter than computer user (last two features are especially true about modern MS Office)... For example, let's look at screensavers. 3D? Millions of colours? Do these things really matter? They don't add much to fun factor anyway. For example, the best screensaver of all times is "Johnny Castaway" which was released in 1993. Twelwe years ago. Yet you can watch it for HOURS! There even is a fan site about him, which i have discovered 5 mins ago :)

P.S. I'd like to add some comments: "Johnny Castaway" is an animated screensaver, which is like cartoon: you can watch it for hours, because there is an infinite amount of variations of events. By the way, don't read everything about the events in that site: it's a spoiler :-)


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