Well, I've just left a local well known PC store. Having got a motherboard with 2 SerialATA connectors and needing a new disk drive, I thought I'd ask about the drive availability. I spoke to the technical service department rather than the shop floor assistants.
The conversation went: Me: Hi, do you have a range of SerialATA hard drives? Shop teckie: No, we don't have any of those because it's really old technology. Me: Are you sure we're talking about the sa.... Shop teckie (rudely interrupting): Yes we aer, it's been out for ages and it's going to be relaunched because it's old technology Me: You are talking about the same SerialATA also known as ATA150 aren't you? Shop teckie: Yes of course. We don't do any because it's old technology now.
Well, unless I've gone forward in time a couple of years and missed a complete generation of PC technology, I think he's got it wrong.
Can someone confirm that I'm still living on earth and this guy was just generally talking bobbins?
Oh, the PC shop by the way - PC World in Blackburn, Lancashire!