REPLACE ON A REGULAR BASIS
When I hear the phrase.
But I have been using this computer for a long time and it’s super fast.
It’s a telltale sign that there is something wrong under the hood.
In certain cases, time is working against you.
Computers age quickly compared to software.
Software can be updated on a regular basis.
And most software is.
Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Google Chrome.
All of these apps are updated on a regular basis.
Hardware, on the other hand, is a point in time product.
What you bought 3 years ago was the latest and greatest then.
It’s not even yesterday’s news.
So it would make sense that if the software you use is being upgraded on a regular basis...
That your computer would need to be upgraded on a regular basis as well.
Yes, what worked yesterday is not necessarily optimum today.
You can make an argument that you’re not doing all that complex of work and so it doesn’t really matter.
But that would be mistaken.
If you can shave seconds and minutes off of daily tasks.
You now have more time to complete more tasks.
You gain the ability to process things more quickly.
And it makes you more productive.
Few things are as frustrating as working on an old computer.
Waiting minutes for things that should take seconds or better yet be instantaneous is a major buzz kill.
All I can offer is this.
Upgrade your computers on a regular basis.
It does make a difference.