In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Eric Stevens<email@example.com> wrote: > >> It might be > >> an ugly SoB but that was largely because it was designed to hold a > >> wide variety of hardware which could be installed or replaced without > >> the use of any tools whatsoever. > > > >it need not be ugly to do that. > > It was Whisky-dave who said it was ugly. he's right. > I don't think it was ugly but > it was what it was and it was extremely utilitarian. in other words, boring. > I could swap > drives in it in a fraction of the time it took me to do the same task > in the Dell which followed it. if all you do is open it and swap drives, then that's the computer to get. meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open up their computer and swap parts all day long.