Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Not an April Fool's joke

Seems I was the fool on April 1 for getting my computer stolen a day
after I mused on the wording of some other poor victim's lost-laptop
poster. The sad thing is that my thief will probably get something for
my computer since it's still in pretty good shape, despite being about
two and a half years old. Which makes me wonder: What is the average
useful life of computers these days? Any suggestions?

2 comments:

Daryl said...

Four years. I've bought computers in 1997, 2001 and 2006.

Of course, I still use my seven-year-old laptop when I'm working remotely, since the company I work for does not provide laptops for reporters to use. It's an iBook, on its second hard drive, and it's still wheezing along.

Sarah said...

I agree -- would say 4-5 years.