It seems with every new set of software the computers must have better performance, more memory and greater processing speed. Yes, this is true enough and yet it seems that Moore’s Law, Free Markets and Competition has kept up. You can buy a laptop for $599 with rebate if you shop around. MITs $100 computer will be $175 now, I predicted $225 barebones. Wrist Watch Vo-Activated all-in-one cell phones are coming soon too.Many people say that it is not fair, just like new car models keep coming out each year? Well in the computer industry like the car industry some is planned obsolescence sure. But if the average person keeps their cars 2.5 to 3.5 years why worry. People buy new laptops every three years anyway, so isn’t it about time again?Some accuse the software companies and computer manufacturers for creating fake reasons to drive customer demand for their wares? I thus ask these critics of capitalism; Why are you telling me this? I understand that, but you need to talk with the consumer if this bothers you, not me.Like these companies, I am an entrepreneur, I deliver to the consumer what they want, so does Google, Apple, IBM, HP, Dell and Microsoft. The consumer has voted, so honor their votes, that is what free markets are all about. Its called marketing.Many who are critical of these marketing tactics say that customers already have solid usable systems and they should not be forced to buy new computers in order to upgrade their software? But consider that at the current rate people have to trade up every 3 years on their laptops anyway. I suppose that Microsoft would slow that process with web based applications if they ever went towards such a switch?Of course hardware sellers and partners might not like it for their high-end full scale computers, but as devices get simpler it opens up the door to 100% of the customers. 6.6 Billion people rather than just the 1.656 Billion humans who can afford it. See? Well those are some thoughts to suggest and fodder for your Blog if you care to reply, be well my friend and happy commenting.