The rate of development of computer hardware nowadays is very fascinating. A Mac Mini should equal in performance to a PowerMac G5. But with this development, I cant really see a noticeable difference of productive output. I mean people did video editing 5 years ago and those computers from 5 years ago are only good for basic tasks today. People used to use Dreamweaver on G3s but today to use Dreamweaver you need a good computer. Is this software and hardware development actually bringing out much more productivity proportional to the much higher performance from CPUs and much higher RAM capacities etc? Why is it that previous generation performance beats are capable of carrying out only basic tasks? Did the people not edit documents and browse the web earlier? I am sure most people did and they did not buy performance beasts do that. Wouldnt it be great if I only used old programs on old cheap hardware? Or would doing that be a big hit on my productivity? Computers seem to get noticeably faster and faster with more capacities but the output that we as normal people/consumers improves very little or it is not noticeable. Your thoughts?