My friend Tim was late to personal computers. In recent years, his WebTV unit handled all his email and Web surfing. However, he didn't get full-blown a PC right away. He dreaded the task of having to set up what he presumed to be a complicated piece of electronics gear, but finally he decided to take the plunge.
So he went on over to a discount store, and bought a cheap portable. The brand doesn't matter, as most Windows notebooks contain similar parts from the same parts bin. Well, to be fair, the internal workings of a MacBook or MacBook Pro share many of those same parts, and are built in the same Asian manufacturing facilities. But that's where the resemblance ends.
I suppose Tim managed things pretty well, although he continued to rely on WebTV for a lot of his online chores. However, when it came to downloading videos and listening to Internet radio, he returned to his notebook.
Then one of his assistants -- who served as a sort of IT person for his small company -- told him that his computer was running unusually slow, something he observed himself, but chalked it up to his lack of understanding of how those contraptions functioned.
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