Is It Obsolete Already?

Will the mass movement of computers into homes be stymied by consumers' fears that whatever they buy will instantly be out of date? Reader Lee C. Good of Dallas wonders, is technology changing so fast that "the cart is going downhill faster than the horse?" There's some truth to the computer industry adage that if you can buy it off the shelf, it's obsolete. The Pentium chip is the hottest thing around in the Windows world, but the Intel P6 is lurking in development.

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