What is the future ?
If we talk about computers,
I'm 52 now,
My first electronic computer (back in 1974, I was 15) was a PCB with:
4 switches for data
1 switch for upper data and lower data selection (to make 8 bits)
1 switch for address counter + 1
1 enter switch
and 1 reset switch.
When you made a mistake somewhere in the code,
(it was first manually converting data to asm codes)
you must start over again.
1Kb of RAM 8 bits data.
and 0.1 Mhz (100 KHz) of electronic speed.
No HD, only cassette tape to send data to it.
No monitor, only 4 seven segment displays.
In between there was the 'JUNIOR' Computer of elector.
a 6502 cpu based SBC and 6 seven segment display s,
a small keyboard and a 6522 I/O ic.
So we had some action then,
we lighted a LED on/off. waw i was looking for hours to it.
and than 4 led loop lights.
Years later, there was my first APPLE II,
- 4Kb RAM
- no HD
- floppy (single sided, and then there was the HD double sided)
- a very low resolution monochrome monitor
- All this was very expensive (like a second external floppy drive)
- and a very expensive mouse.
- and one day the supper memory of 16Kb RAM.
- if we started the computer, it was instant action (basic time action).
- it was all stored in ROM.
- Some time later, my first EPSON dotmatrix printer, 40 characters/line
and software to print characterized photos.
- Than the big change, APPLE Macintosh computer, with modem (300 baudrate)
IT WAS FUN IN THAT TIME...
- we had have games, spreadsheets, text editors, all of it we have today...
Today, my PC have it all,
Still keyboard, monitor, RAM, BIOS ROM, mouse, HD ...
but 80% of the cpu time and my memory (and electricity it uses) is used for anti spam/virus/spyware/firewalls ...
and for windows storing not needed stuff like history's, I do not need.
AND IT IS NO FUN ANY MORE ...
I agree with you here.