I just realized what will put an end to this recession once and for all, returning the world’s economy to robust health. But first, to understand how I came to be able to offer you this incredible revelation, a little background is needed. I have 3 notebook computers. Two are old, slow models that I sniped on eBay for very little cost and use for single, specific purposes. My main computer was pretty good when I got it 4-1/2 years ago, but is causing me some trouble now. I struggle daily with startup, speed, and stability issues. However, I will not be even thinking about replacing it until I can get one with Microsoft’s new Windows 7 OS, and therein hides the source of this amazing insight.
I kind of figured that, being a bit quirky around the edges, I would be one of only a few people that would dangerously push an old computer months past it’s replacement due date to absolutely avoid any contact with that lethal disease called “Vista”. Turns out I am just one of the crowd. It seems that PC sales are down right now, way below anything that could be blamed on the current economic meltdown. Vast numbers of people are doing just like me and waiting to replace aging computers until Windows 7 ships as the pre-installed OS. When Win 7 does ship, computer sales will skyrocket to the point of very quickly ending this recession.
So you can say you heard it here first, or at least that is what I thought you could say until just now. As I wrote this post, I wondered if given the vast reach of Google, I could find anyone else making the same connection between the release of Windows 7 and the end of the recession. Turns out there is one other place saying the same thing, and they are dead serious. A company called IDC says that a big economic spurt could occur with the release of Windows 7 and the corresponding increase in new computer sales. IDC believes that Windows 7 availability could, all by itself, end the current recession.
Now IDC seems to be a company full of great minds and you all know that my mind is also…. well anyway you do know what they say about great minds thinking alike don’t you? So take heart and stay the course until late October when we should be able to kick this world-wide recession out the door once and for all, and all be able to say something I thought I would never hear… “Thank you Microsoft!”