I came across this article on the New York Times and found it incredibly amusing.
Ever since switching to OS X some years back, boot up time has become mostly irrelevant since I hardly ever reboot. I remember back in the days , waking my Windows laptop from sleep was always accompanied by anxiety. The chances it would actually wake up was maybe 50-50. It’s funny that 6 years later, things apparently haven’t changed much for PC users.
“Of course, some computer users try to avoid slow boot times by never turning off their machines; they simply leave them in standby mode. But PCs sometimes have a hard time waking up from standby and tend to crash the longer they run without rebooting.”
The article quoted a NASA computer engineer saying,
“If you could just open it up immediately, just like you do with your cellphone, and text somebody or whatever and close it back up, that would be ideal,”
Uh … that describes my 6 year-old PowerBook.