When people say "old" hardware is better than "new" hardware.
by, 01-Oct-2015 at 01:32 (399 Views)
Don't get me wrong, old hardware is better than new hardware for the following reasons.
1. lasts and built to last, modern day hardware is designed to die within a few to 7 years.
2. good for retro and older software, or nostalgia or learning about computers better as older hardware taught you more about the computer because they used assembler or C(ANSI C?)
But when I hear someone say that modern day hardware is "slower" than older hardware....
Then you're batshit wrong.
Only reason why there "faster" is the software is written with the hardware in mind, so it has to be fast and use as little resources as possible.
Modern day hardware is so fast, that people don't even bother written software to be fast, they just glue together code without understanding any of the internals, most programmers don't know anything about hardware.
I'm one of the lucky 18 year olds that grew up with modern day hardware and C, I take hardware for granted and write software as fast as it should be, sadly programmers think.. what a waste of time.
Languages like Java/C#, PHP ect are too high and don't allow anyone to understand the hardware, :O
End of rant