Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Whatever happened to the Turbo button?

Does anyone remember the Turbo button they used to have on PC's?  Did they ever really do anything?  I used to sit there in front of the machine and press it so the light goes on, then press it again so the light goes off, but never noticed any difference in speed.

Of course, today's computers are leaps and bounds faster than the old ones.  (Well, aren't they?  So "they" tell us, but why is it the machines seem so slow after only a few months?)  They don't really need a Turbo button.

But wait!!  Like I said, I never really noticed that the Turbo button ever did anything anyway - except that it made me feel like I was doing something during that frustrating period when I'm waiting for that darned machine to finish what should have taken half the time.  You know, kind of like if you keep pushing the call button for the elevator even though it is 5 floors above you, makes you feel like it is descending faster after you push it.

Is it only me, or do you all wish there was a Turbo button on the PC?  Yes, even though it doesn't really do anything, at least you get the satisfaction of feeling like you did something - the turbo light is on, I am in high gear, and going as fast as the machine can - if I want I can turn it off and then it has an excuse for why it is so slow.

So, PC manufacturers out there, let's put the Turbo back into the PC!  (Or at least the button.)


  1. I agree.Put the Turbo Button back!!

    Why do all Linux users make fun of Windows users,
    Why do all Windows users not care that all Linux users make fun of Windows users?

    Linux users = Turbo Button

    Why do CIO's not know anything about how technology works. CIO = Turbo Button

    Crappy managers that do not have any people management skills. Don't know their employees personally at all. Talk in meetings about what they accomplished and numbers only. You were not made to be a manager!
    Crappy managers = Turbo Button

    See there are Turbo Buttons everywhere, you just have to think out the box.


  2. I use both Linux and Windows, GH, and I don't make fun of people for stupid stuff like that.
    Just because the loud Linux people have personality problems doesn't mean you should generalize.

    1. True that... linux superiority complexes are nothing more than geeks trying to feel... well... superior.

    2. personally i think anyone who uses a monitor is a lamer.

      Calculated on my Pascal Machine

  3. This one has a turbo button:

    1. Wow, that is COOOOOL! Love it, way sweet looks, great specs, and really rocking video.