In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> 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. > > Most people I know have the necessary screwdrivers. If not, they are > available at their local hardware store, for very little money. It is > trivial to open the box and add a drive, or memory. trivial for you and me. trivial for the average consumer, not so much. > I have someone else > do it, because of a physical limitation. so it doesn't actually matter. you're making my point. > When I tell a repair guy what I > want, and stand there and watch, the time to repair is short, and the > price is very reasonable. not all repairs are that quick and not all places will let you watch. try that at an auto repair shop. > > 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. > > By that reasoning, all PC box manufacturers and assemblers, including HP > and Dell are run by stupid people. pretty much, and a very accurate assessment of dell. hp has a few interesting products, such as the spectre and yoga, but otherwise, it's the same old boring stuff. > > 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. > > > Ah! more vague advice from the world's best industrial designer. more insults and there's nothing vague about it.