Reply to post: Re: you can't make a Veblen good out of a dumb computer terminal

Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

Waseem Alkurdi Silver badge

Re: you can't make a Veblen good out of a dumb computer terminal

This confusion is easily cleared.

When @Arthur said "dumb terminal", he was (probably) thinking about the lack of filesystem access, Steve Jobs' own personal vision.

When @Andrew Orlowski said "powerful chip", he was (probably) thinking about thin clients and how they used underpowered chips because the workload doesn't really need anything more powerful and for power saving.

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