Regarding the 16 June strip on computers: I feel it, one thing I hate to do is throw money down a hole for something I will never use. I quickly learned that if I wanted something, I researched all the options, looked at what I wanted it to do, then I bought it, and forgot stores existed (well, at least until it broke). This philosophy held me good for my personal stereo system, TV, rack audio system, car, then I got a computer. The only way to avoid buying computers is to avoid playing PC video games like the plague. I kept my old AMD based box alive for five years happily surfing the web, writing, and drawing the occasional picture. I only upgraded recently to a more powerful box because the hard drive popped and I can't get a replacement anymore. (well, I could, but could get a new barebones system for about the same cash.
At least computers have gone down dramatically in price from when I worked in the computer store! =^^;
Always tell the truth, that way you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark twain