Why do you hate America and capitalism? Is it still with the Lexington/Concord thing? Btw, how's with the ice climbing amigo? I hear that the weather is nice in Kauai this time of year. Oh wait, always. So as I was saying, or do you just hate American ingenuity and/or Steve Jobs and/or American heroes and all for which they stand? Anyway, top of the day to you my good fellow!
I'm 61. Am I supposed to wait and do nothing while a major sponsor says " Sure, we'll spend our money to promote a guy with no track record, no views and no subscribers ! " ?
YP is being an idiot. You get known first. And technically everything takes money to get the equipment to do better.
If you start a band you get an instrument, learn to play it, get better at it, find like minded people and form a band. Then you have to get amplifiers, mikes and sound equipment and a sound board or mixer and go from there.
Using a computer is no different. And places like Amazon and Fry's are not going to give you the stuff for free, are they ?
Nor are the sellers on Amazon. I've been concentrating on buying books to learn the technical side of how to do stuff on my own so I can go further in what I'm doing.
I know how to repair a car but couldn't do it because I am not skilled in that area.
I know computers but much of my knowledge is either lacking because there was no reason for me to look at the technical side of using a Mac other than to post or look things up.
Now there is. And I will do all I can to learn how to do stuff in any way I can.
As for Jobs, if it weren't for him and Woz AND the talented people at Apple who helped developed the products so many of us use, we'd all be stuck trying to use lame products like the Zune and locked into a Microsoft only world. These aren't the days of the cp/m computers any more and if you don't keep up technically you're on a tech treadmill and you never catch up.
And I still have a cp/m board in one of my Apple ][s and knew cp/m, basic and some other Apple programs as well as knowing the older versions of DOS back in the day.
I could program stuff on THIS Mac if I went out and got the Basic software for it. C and C++ has eluded me but that's because of time and my always having had older obscelescent (sic ) Macs.
Eventually I'll learn Freeway or some other Mac web design software. I liked Freeway because you can build a website with it in 10 minutes with no knowledge of html needed. If I worked at it I could learn HTML, I've got enough books on it around here.