Originally Posted by macxpress
I think its just people get sick of working after a while. I know I do, and I'm only 29. Vacations only go so far to recharge your batteries.
This is certainly the case for some.
I think less people would retire if there was a good way of just slowing down. Not having to get up early, or being pressed to be there at a certain time, maybe not being there 40 hrs a week, etc. Unfortunately, the US model the really allow that to happen without getting penalized in some way, and/or making enough to live and do the things you want to do while not working.
Exactly and frankly it sucks. Sadly many other countries/cultures have more respect for the older person and his value to society. It is pretty obvious that an older person can't keep up with a younger in many cases but the way we just dismiss people from the workforce at 65 is a joke.
Sometimes I feel like I wish I could retire...but at the same time, I think, well what the hell would I do all day?
I honestly believe this leads to depression in many older people. There is a real need in people to feel needed and valuable.
As I've said before, I still wish Apple would make a consumer oriented tower. There is a market for this, I don't care what people say.
I agree 100% and if you follow my posts you will see I'm behind the concept of an XMac completely. xMac being a slightly expandable desktop Mac built with desktop parts.
I'm not the only person who wants this. Yes, the iMac is great for most,
I disagree here, iMac is a terrible choice for most. I will not buy one in its current form.
but there are some who want a Mac tower and the Mac Mini isn't good enough for them and the Mac Pro is overkill and way too expensive.
This I disagree with also. It isn't a desire for a tower, it is rather the desire for a realistic desktop machine. I wouldn't care if it was wrapped in a ball as long as it was affordable, accessible and supported a bit of internal expansion. Neither the iMac nor the Mini really answer these needs though the Mini comes closer. I'd be happy with a Fat Mini that supported CPUs in the 45 to 65 watt range and a decent GPU. Ideally the Fat Mini would also have room for at least 3 storage modules.
I would like a simple tower about the size of the PowerMac G4 that I can put 2 HD's in, 4 RAM slots, and maybe 2 PCI-e slots (or fit 1 double bay card) with the Core i series.
Close, but these days it doesn't need to be even PowerMac G4 sized. You feature set is about right though.
Doesn't need to be all out like a MacPro. It doesn't need all the bells and whistles with the numerous ports, just something simple...sorta like an iMac, only in a tower form without the screen.
I/O is still important. Then again the Mini doesn't do too bad in this regard. My basic problem with the Mini is that Apple appears to castrate it on purpose. The latest example being adding a GPU to one model and then giving it a paltry amount of RAM. Speaking of RAm Apple screws Mini buyers big time there also.