I was informed that I was getting a new PC, and there would be no argument.
For the last couple of months, Google crashes my browser. I just started searching with Yahoo. Our IT guy was in the office Friday (a rarity, as he only comes in Thursdays) replacing my coworker’s computer. Normally I work from home Thursdays, so yesterday was my first opportunity to show him what Google was doing. He said something was messed up in IE and downloaded IE8. Problem solved. We also discovered my machine had 500 MB RAM. He took 500 more out of my coworker’s old computer, and now I have a gig.
Yes, my computer is old. Yes, it’s clunky. But with the new Exploder and more RAM it’s more than sufficient to my needs. I work for a non-profit company, and I hate the idea of them spending money on me if it isn’t absolutely necessary. Will a new computer allow me to accomplish my tasks more quickly? Sure. Marginally. But not enough to justify the expense, I think.