Okay, so I was reading the topic here, and it got me to thinking about computing power. How much is enough? I have an AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor and 1GB of RAM. It's enough for me. In fact it's probably way more than I actually need. I have an old Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz with 512 MB of RAM just sitting around collecting dust (come to think of it, it's in the trunk of my car). But in reality, it's got plenty of power for all of the stuff I do. I surf the web, write scripts, listen to music, watch videos, and play some Enemy Territory now and then. All of this stuff would work just fine on that old computer.
So why do we need all this computing power? Do we really need dual and quad cores? DDR2 and DDR3? The answer for most of us is, probably not. Unless you're a gaming addict or some sort of computing professional, you'll never even come close to needing all that power.
No real rant or advice here... just an observation.