It’s not pat to say that the Windows PC market went for volume
over quality, because it did: Many of those 20 million Windows 7
licenses each month — too many, I think — went to machines that
are basically throwaway, plastic crap. Netbooks didn’t just
rejuvenate the market just as Windows 7 appeared, they also
destroyed it from within: Now consumers expect to pay next to
nothing for a Windows PC. Most of them simply refuse to pay for
more expensive Windows PCs.