and that is the thing...
while we scream out for more and more speed, they reply with better technology. Its a catch 22 situation, because as we require more speed, we require different (better) technology to use it, but then we need to pay for it.
so while i was about to say, we don't upgrade when they want us to, its when we want to... but if you wanna play the latest game, or run the latest resource hogging bloatware, then you need to updated software... i think the upgrading things really only hit the games though. I haven't played a game on my machine for over a year, as I do mostly video and dvd work, which for these tasks, my machine suffices. though i will upgrade soon, cuz my machine is getting old, and i want newer stuff... hehe
ECS L7VTA mobo
2 x 512MB DDR400 Geil Value Ram (w/blue hs)
NVidia GeForce4 MX 420
Seagate Barracuda 120GB, 7200Rpm, 8MB buffer (pata),
Seagate Barracuda 160GB, 7200Rpm, 8MB buffer (sata-ncq)
BTC1108IM dvd writer (8X)
Aopen 1648 dvd-rom
sunbeam fanbus controller
Philips 190X5 19\'\' LCD monitor 12ms