|Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 23 2012 @ 12:09 PM EDT|
|"When I install software, I don't remove a thing."|
You do if your hard drive is full. Moreover, if you have a lot of other windows
open, as I often do, you may have to close some to get the new software to run
properly or at a reasonable pace. For example, If I have 20 PDF documents open,
as I often do, Dragon Naturally Speaking crashes. To get it to work, I have to
close the pdfs and reboot.
"The car has been altered, physically, by changing
the tires. The computer is not changed at all."
Clearly that assertion is incorrect. If the computer wasn't changed, how can it
do something new?
"Plus, installing the software in no way changes
all the other things the computer can do. If I
install a game, for example, I can still use
my word processor."
Probably not at the same time. I submit one or the other will run too slow to
be useful and may even crash.
"Nothing about the computer
changes when I switch from one application to another."
You mean except for your ability to switch to the new software right?
"It's the same machine. If I uninstall the game,
it's still the same machine."
YES! If you uninstall the software it reverts to the original machine. Prior to
that uninstall however, it is a different machine.
That's not what happens with snow shoes on a car.
The snow TIRE analogy is a lot closer to the computer situation that the analogy
I was responding too....read the nonsense up thread a bit, then cut me some
slack, will ya?
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