Do you spend over 40% of your time with your computer on BBS’s? 80%? Do you find yourself wishing that you could be able to do other things with your computer but that the file-collecting bug has caught you?
There is a very simple solution. Instead of spending $$$ on super-duper multi-tasking/windowing software just so that you can download while being able to do other things, here’s what to spend your $$$ on.
Buy another computer.
What??!?!?!!! Yes. You’ve heard me right. Look in your local want-ads for someone selling IBM XT’s. Pick one up with a Hercules or CGA monitor and a Hard Drive. If it doesn’t have a Hard Drive, buy one from a place in Computer Shopper (r).
Why? It’s very simple. You’re using your computer primarily as a dumb terminal with storage space. You might even have the newest technology sitting on your desk but it’s nothing more than a glorified dumb terminal, ruled by a communications program.
So, instead of wasting that wonderful speed and efficiency with the transfer of files, keep an XT (or some sort of a computer with a hard drive that you can transfer to your IBM-compat.) sitting separately and put your computer to work on things a computer is GOOD for!
You’ll save money. And you’ll be much happier.
on July 7th, 1992, on his Tandy 1000 TL (286)
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