I can't remember the figure now, but when we bought our first computer it had a large hard drive, large enough as the salesman said, that you could not possibly fill it. It was something like 2gb. Wrong. We now have two hard drives, a total of 2 terrabytes rather than gigabytes. It is adequate, for now.
When we bought our new Hyundai in 2000 it came with a driver airbag. What about the passenger, we asked? Airbags are just a gimmick for US drivers who won't wear seatbelts, stated the salesman. They will be dropped here after a year. Fourteen years later it is nothing for a car to have six airbags.
5gb is a huge download limit. You couldn't possibly need more, we were advised. We now have a limit of 100gb and use about 35gb a month, for the desktop, notebook, tablet and two phones, plus another 250mb for my phone.
If your tv is too big, you won't be able to see the picture properly. We advised the person of the dimensions of our room and he calculated the size. 106cm (42") seemed ok initially but we soon decided it was hard to see properly from the kitchen. The present one is 116cm (46") and again we wished we had bought a bigger one. My rule of thumb is similar to my rule for painting. The painting rule is work out how long painting will take and double it. For a tv, work out what size you want and go one or two sizes bigger. Contrary to what I normally think, things can be too big though (really Andrew?). Friends have a tv that is just too big. It must be over 200cm (80").
While I am talking of tech stuff, last week the mouse started playing up, doing a left click when it was supposed to be a hold down. It is our third cordless keyboard. As with the others, a sender unit sat on the desktop. The two former ones were very unreliable but this one has been good. They all came with installation cds, which I may or may not have used.
This new one has no sender unit with a cord to sit on the desk, just a USB thing to plug into the back of the computer, as we use for the note book. That is all I had to do and it all just worked. Have we finally reached the much promised age of plug and play?