Why are we Here?
« Thread started on: Aug 1st, 2003, 8:55pm »
Let's face it. Windows 3.1 is kind of old. So let's talk about why we're even interested in being part of a technical forum for this piece of software that most technical support desk people laugh about when you mention you're using it.
And while we talk about why we might just show some people why they want to be part of this forum.
Re: Why are we Here?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 4th, 2003, 03:37am »
Okay, here's why I'm here.
I'm the webmaster of Freeware for Windows over at http://win3x.uni.cc. Periodically I help people who have found my site sort stuff out via email. But a forum is far more useful because the answers remain there for others who ask the same questions.
Secondly this is a combined resource of the Windows 3.x WebRing, so this forum should be able to be of use by virtue of the experience of those who are involved. I for one intend to float in regularly and help if I can.
Furthermore I believe that Win3x is still useful. It can be configured to do a lot of stuff that the newer versions can, and can run on old hardware. This is great for lower socioeconomic areas where the older cheap hardware can still be put to work (I have had a number of emails from people involved in low decile schools and community projects who have found my site to be very helpful. The WebRing and this forum can only be a good thing for providing depth and breadth to that information.)
And I believe that if enough people get involved some parts of Win3x could be reignited. You only have to look at the interest in something like Calmira to realise that there are people keen on keeping Win3x alive. Wouldn't it be great if we saw people come on board with the skills to hack some USB drivers or DVD drivers and stuff like that?