Re: Wake up, people
@Thomas & J_Brandt
What a great set of ideas!
In a sense, my present PC is almost "disposable," in that I have very, very few programs installed on it, and I use mostly a subset of the programs offered by Windows 7. Everything interesting or new is accessed via browser on the cloud. If the machine was totally wiped out by a virus, I wouldn't have much more to do than re-install windows. Compare that to a few years ago when I'd have to spend hours and hours of misrery re-installing a bunch of feisty, tricky programs from CDs, and then waiting overnight until they are updated over the internet.
Certainly, it's to be hoped that smartphones follow a similar path