Dave Winer on Throwing Out PCs

Dave Winer says the reason he’s tempted to solve his malware problem by getting a new PC is that his current PC didn’t come with Windows installation discs, so if he wants to just wipe the drive and start over, he’d need to buy a copy of Windows — and the price of Windows is close to the price of a new PC.

Shows how out of touch with the Windows market I am — I had no idea some (most?) PCs don’t come with installation discs. That’s nuts.

Monday, 18 July 2005