Please forgive me if this is absolutely a stupid question, but I am sitting here wondering how exactly technology becomes obsolete. I have a PowerBook G4 that I still use. It works just as it did the day I bought it. The only difference being, the day I bought it in January of 2005, it was a marvel of technology. Today, my friends make fun of me for having an 'obsolete piece of junk' for a laptop. To be honest, it makes me kind of sad and nostalgic. I remember when this thing was cool and it's the exact same as the day I bought it, so why isn't it still cool? I'm sure the fact that technology is constantly advancing is the key factor in why my PowerBook is no longer a technological wonder of the world, but considering that when I was a child, laptops didn't even exist and I am not that old, it's mind blowing to me that my beautiful PowerBook is considered garbage. I'd say it's still pretty amazing all thing considered. I will admit that when I switch from my i7 iMac to my PB, I can notice how much slower it is, but if the PB was all I had and all that existed, I would never think it was slow. Don't you agree that human beings set the bar for what is fast by evolving technology at a ridiculous speed? It honestly makes me kind of sad, because my PowerBook is a gorgeous machine and it's -ONLY- 6 years old. My niece is 6 years old and I'd say she's pretty darn young I feel like I can't HOLD on to anything anymore without it becoming nothing special within a matter of months. It makes me sad... Blah, I don't know. I guess this isn't a question as much as a rant. Is it really the hardware inside of the machine that ages and causes a machine to be considered a dinosaur and slow? If it is, how so? Because my PB runs wonderfully. I feel like honestly, if anything, it's what my PB is being compared to as the new standard of technology that makes it seem like such an obsolete piece of crap. (I don't think it's crap, I love this thing!) Why doesn't anyone appreciate anything anymore? I have a friend who gets a MBP whenever a new model is released and sells their old one on eBay. And that's cool, they can do whatever they want and I get it, but why the need to have THE BEST THING! Don't people feel connected to this stuff at all? I love my PowerBook like its a loyal friend who has been there for me for years. I would never sell it for something new, not even when it dies! It makes me feel kind of bad for these wonderful ancient machines. Okay, sorry for this, but I had to get this out of my system. What are your thoughts? Does this make anybody else sad?