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JP234 said:It mystifies me as to why anyone would want to run Windows on a Mac, silicon or otherwise. Sure you can do it, but in the words of my late mother, "JP, just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD." Mom was wise.
With Windows PCs available for next to nothing, both new and refurb, with Windows pre-installed (you know Windows is not included with either emulator, right?), please, someone provide me with justification for not just buying a cheap PC to run your QuickBooks Pro, or some other application not available on MacOS?
The other program that I find to have handy is, believe it or not, WordPerfect. I used it for years (like since 1987) before being forced into Word by work. To this day, I feel it is a superior program to Word, and Corel does not make any Mac software. So Parallels is very important part of my iMac. Having 64GB of RAM makes it pretty easy to use as well.
MplsP said:I work in healthcare and most physicians still carry a pager. For their purposes they are in many ways superior to other methods. Our hospital also has devices called Voceras - they’re small devices you can clip to your scrubs that have a speaker and a microphone and can be used to communicate with other staff. The physicians I know all hate them and prefer their pagers. Sometimes newer is not better.
Roderikus said:If you can’t maintain a virtual store while upgrading, you shouldn’t be in the online business.
In short, "We'll be right back." drives traffic when they do get back.
The article states that the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment was dissolved in 1995 as being wasteful.
That is a fact, but just to add to it a little bit: The office was killed as part of the Republican Party takeover of the House of Representatives that year after winning a majority in the 1994 midterms. House Republicans saw the OTA as, "as duplicative, wasteful, and biased against their party. During the 1994 elections, then-Representative Newt Gingrich (R–GA) vowed to kill the office if his party took control of Congress, which it did. At the time of OTA's dismantling in 1995, it had about 140 staffers and a budget of roughly $21 million." (Source: https://www.science.org/content/article/house-democrats-move-resurrect-congress-s-science-advisory-office)
I'll stop there, but just wanted to be clear who is to blame for the OTA's disappearance. As that article states, current House Democrats are trying to bring the office back.