This Recession Will Be Over When…

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windows-7 logo3 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!”

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1 Steve

Hi Will,
I don’t want to swell your head, but I think this is an incredibly insightful post. I’ve been putting off getting a new pc for at least 2 years. I’m limping along with a 5 year old rig I built myself. I know even the weakest system I could buy now would beat my old rig to a pulp, like Chuck Norris would pulverize superman I suppose…
Anyway, I like probably hundreds of thousands of people, am simply waiting for Windows 7 to finally be available. Until then, I’ll keep limping…
~ Steve
PS. I must admit that your humor with closing the toolbox was much better than my lame attempt with “superman”… 🙂
.-= Steve´s last blog ..Top Ten Non-Tools for a Tool Box =-.

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2 Will

Thanks Steve, and thanks for the Digg and Stumble. Oh wait, I just checked, I take that second thanks back. 😉

And this is funny, I had no idea what you meant about the toolbox comment. First I looked through this post as I often write off the top of my head and then have very little recollection of what I wrote. Nope, nothing about a toolbox there. Then I remembered you wrote a funny post about The Top Ten Non-tools for a Toolbox and thought I must have commented on it. So I went over to your site and that post and sure enough I did leave one of my usual incredibly relevant, thoughtful, and terribly humorous comments. Toolbox mystery solved.

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3 Anna

Hey Will thanks for the heads up, then I will wait too.

Anna 🙂

PS I think recession is over in Canada, or I don’t even know if we had one, but according to media, lol, it is, just those crazy bank prime rates are killing me…so low.
.-= Anna´s last blog ..A Bit of Knowledge: More Moon Photography Tips & Opportunities =-.

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4 John Sulllivan

WOW Will I wish the economy was as strong as this awesome site you have put together 🙂 I wanted to stop by and thank you for your comments and I like to pay it back so to speak.One thing is I would of liked to see a twitter button because your surely one to follow 🙂
was cool readying your about page Thanks
look forward to our sharing 🙂
excellent work
.-= John Sulllivan´s last blog ..Oh snap I blew my blog’s server UP =-.

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5 Anna

Hey Will I made update to my post, you may want to see it. Thanks so much for noticing. I think I have to consider going sleep earlier, lol. Anna 🙂
.-= Anna´s last blog ..A Bit of Knowledge: More Moon Photography Tips & Opportunities =-.

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6 Snowcatcher

So well said! I laughed so hard, I almost spewed my lunch across the face of my old computer that needs to be replaced but that will suite me just fine until we are all vaccinated against Vista! Thanks for the huge smile!
.-= Snowcatcher´s last blog ..Snowflake Monday =-.

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7 Will

You are welcome Snowcatcher. I have also gotten a couple of emails about this post. One from someone claiming to work at Microsoft thanking me for the post and asking what I did not like about Vista. I think it was a hoax though!

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8 Stephen Settle

Soon this recession will be over, as our economies are getting back on track. More & more employment would be generated.

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9 Tony McGurk

Good prediction Will. I stumbled into Vista when my old laptop (Win98) died & all the computers being sold had Vista installed. It was the slow startup, lockups & “This program has stopped working” that annoyed me the most. Especially the lock-ups & Ctrl+Alt+Delete would get me the Task Manager & that would lock up too. I would have to crash it with the power button then wait for the painfully slow reboot process to finish so I could continue what I was doing. On more than one occasion I would have to crash & restart several times in a row. Glad it’s no longer on my computer. All Hail Win7!!!

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10 Tony

Good prediction Will. I stumbled into Vista when my old laptop (Win98) died & all the computers being sold had Vista installed. It was the slow startup, lockups & “This program has stopped working” that annoyed me the most. Especially the lock-ups & Ctrl+Alt+Delete would get me the Task Manager & that would lock up too. I would have to crash it with the power button then wait for the painfully slow reboot process to finish so I could continue what I was doing. On more than one occasion I would have to crash & restart several times in a row. Glad it’s no longer on my computer. All Hail Win7!!!

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