In article<D6KdneGjAP9axpnHnZ2dnUU7-KPNnZ2d@giganews.com>, Alan Browne<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open > > up their computer and swap parts all day long. > > The usual asshat reply from nospam. People don't "swap parts all day > long". They do it when needed from time to time. actually, they don't. the vast majority of users have someone else repair their computer, just as they do with their cars, tvs and other products. > When a drive is failing, failed or not large enough it is trivial to > remove and replace. About 10 minutes with most desktops. only if someone has the skills and tools. while readers of usenet might, the general public is not going to open up a computer to swap a hard drive. > On a current iMac it can easily take an hour or more. Tedious. And no > reason to make it so difficult other than the Apple aesthetic. the reason is that opening a computer is rarely done, if ever, and optimizing for that scenario stupid. it makes a lot more sense to optimize a computer for every day use, versus something that *might* happen. some cars have the battery in the wheel well, requiring a wheel to be removed just to swap the battery. since car batteries usually last 5-10 years, that's a very good design decision.