by b_b 681 days ago · link
Ha. I was just having a conversation with a co-worker about how our computers suck balls. I could go to Best Buy and pick one up for a few hundred bucks that would outperform any two we currently have (his has 512MB, while mine, the fancy one, has 1GB memory). But I can't. I have to purchase through ou rpurchasing dept, who is contracted to Dell, and this will cost probably 2-3 times what I could get in the "free market". The effect is that we continue to use POS computers from 6, 8, 10 years ago. Its funny that politicians all lick the free market's taint, but then codify into law rules that ensure lack of access to it. Remember the Medicare prescription drug benefit that forbids the Gov't from price negotiating?