Acquire as little software as you can get by with, and stick with it

Acquire as little software as you can get by with, and stick with it. That's hardware critic Richard Dalton's advice. It's easy to get so caught up in the constant onrush of improvements and "next generations" in the software market that you wind up forever getting ready to work instead of working. You can buy last year's computer cheap, get last year's software, which runs beautifully on it by now, take the month to get fully running with it, and then turn your back on the market for a couple years. Your system will pay for itself shortly, the rest is pure profit, and you're spared a world of distraction and itchiness.


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