There was a time before Plug and Play became a standard. Modem had to be installed inside the computer and you had to dfo all kinds of coding and fiddling around to get the thing to work. I know experts who hated to put in modems. They were the most time-consuming and frustrating piece of technology that was ever made. But they did get you online and if you were very patinet you got nothign but text and a black screen with green text. No pictures and sound was the screech of the modem dialing and connecting to the internet. And you could then surf the internet at a whopping 56 km yes kilobytes per second. And you might get disconnected any time the server had too many people logged on at the same time. It required the patience of Job.
Good for you. Now it is pretty easy to build a computer and put what you want into it. I love my tower. My last computer was the box type that you could sit your monitor on. I hated it so I wasn't really too sad to see it go.Now I am back to a tower.
I checked out the iPads and even the netbooks. But I want a spider web of peripherals. My list is long:
- printer/scanner/copier/fax - finally sucked it up and bought a 4-in-one
- external hard drive
- 19 in monitor
- lots of ports for USB - still have 2 on the back (on the internal that I installed) and 2 in front for flash drives and the e-reader
Now if I only could get the sound to work
Why is it that the on-board sound and the ethernet plugs don't work? I'm thinking I might have to install my old sound card to get this to work