Thursday, September 29, 2011
Why your old technology work better than your new ones.
Your old Super Nintendo didnt have any of the things that break on your Playstation or Xbox.
Reading data from the Super Mario cartridge requires no moving parts, only electrical signals. When your Xbox or Playstation reads a CD and is writing to a hard drive, there are MANY tiny moving parts that can break a lot.
The Xbox and Playstation also have hundreds of more computer "brains" and wires, and more complicated programs. It has more things that can break.
These new technologies generate a lot of heat and it is stuffed as tightly as possible. Overheating is bad for the components, and so it leads to breakage.