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Re: AW: elec gtr setup - to simplify
--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Mark Sottilaro <email@example.com> wrote:
> Uh, I've been using computers for music and art since
> the early 90s
> and I have no idea what you're talking about.
I think that if, in that amount of time, you've never been caught between
incompatible software versions (and not just the OS) you are a lucky man.
But it in no way invalidates my point.
Software is cool and I can't imagine my life without it. I have a ton of
it, and have spent a lot of money on it. But money spent on software is
always an expense, never an investment.
And I feel that your point about hardware being orphaned lacks substance.
If I've already got a Steinberger, do I really care if the company stops
making them? The only issue is the avilability of spare parts. With a lot
of hardware, that's not even an issue. With others, it is. But I've still
got a Roland GR-300 up and running. At 20+ years old, it's kicking ass.
Any software I was using 20+ years ago is long in the trashbin. And if I
still had it lying around, I doubt that I could even find a system it
would run on.