I just purchased a ‘gig’ off Fiverr.com (liking this website more and more these days) and after a total period of about 20 seconds where I had to enter my Paypal password, and click ‘confirm’ or whatever button I had to press, I was redirected back to this page on Fiverr:
Did you know that you could order much quicker!?!?! Did you know that 20 seconds to complete a payment is wasting your time? Wow.
I mean, I’m generally quite a speed orientated person. I like to be fast, and I hate to wait – but “Omg this is slow” is not what I was thinking when I was processing that payment for 20 seconds.
Anyway, just found it funny how focussed the internet has made us on shaving seconds off simple activities…
Seriously, I don’t get it. My computer has 4 fucking processors, each of them bigger than the single processor my previous computer had. I have over 2 gig of ram in my computer and a video card with more ram than all of my previous computer combined AND STILL I am stuck with a computer which takes minutes to really boot up windows, and then chokes while trying to load Winamp.
Oh sure, I know, I’m trying to do too much at once – but WTF is the point of having four processors and 2gig of ram if I can’t open Skype, MSN, Firefox, iTunes and Winamp all at once? What is it that these programs are trying to do which is so god damned amazing that it requires all of my god damn resources?
How is it that, in essence, my computer now runs just as slowly and annoyingly as it did back in 2005, 2000 and 1995? The computer has improved SIGNIFICANTLY every step of the way – but the performance has somehow managed to pretty much stay the same. Oh sure, the software has got prettier, and sometimes even managed to do more stuff (not all of it desired), but really, has the software gotten the 1000 times more complicated that they would need to in order to keep up with the 1000 times improvements in processing speed and memory? Really?
I don’t get it, and it pisses me off that I can’t get a god damned computer system which will just run quickly and smoothly when doing simple tasks – like booting windows.