You are just a bit early for the PC enthusiasts to be equal to the car enthusiasts. Cars are over 100 years old now and PC's are just over 30.
PC's of today are where cars were back in the 1980's They have started to move away from things that we build and tinker with and into the buy what you need and take it to a specialist to fix. The real enthusiasts will still be building systems just as the real car enthusiasts are still building and working on cars. The next step is the true customization phase. Custom built cars today are a real work of art, not just an old car that has been hopped up and modified a bit. They are far more custom and far more complex than off the line cars. Computers over the next few years will begin to go that direction. Where we start to see more and more truly custom systems that wow us with both the amount of customization as well as the art involved.
Dont know about you but my Doctor gives me a 50% discount if I pay in cash. Turns out to be less than the cost my insurance bills me as my "co-pay". He saves the money because he does not have to have 3 people dedicated to validating the insurance, billing the different insurance agencies, and a collection person whos job it is to get the insurance companies to pay him.
The only thing missing is the smallpox.
OMG, I cracked up laughing at the above. Even trying to live the same style as the 1800's is better just because of the above statement.
My only statement is that the weak need to remember it's a choice for the strong to help them, not a right.
So you're a social darwinist. So I guess you'd be OK with the poor ganging up on the rich in huge numbers and tearing them to pieces. After all, it's the law of the jungle and there is strength in numbers.
It is for such madness that I still subscribe to your journal, my friend.
Well, not only the navy, but also the merchant marine. Those big container ships burn the dirtiest engines and technology available, because it is the cheapest fuel.
True, you always have the right to move off the grid and become a hermit, well, mostly. There are few places off the grid these days.
Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde