Originally Posted by IsaacKuo
Would you spend fifty bucks on hard to get 16meg SIMMs to upgrade a 75mhz computer?
No, but that seems like a terribly over-inflated price.
Here's the results of an eBay search for "SIMM 16mb" with a "less than $5" filter added to the search: http://tinyurl.com/3z3gmm
Or, by buying an old junker of a PC from the Salvation Army store and taking the RAM out of there.
On the other hand, just to play devil's advocate, an old 75mhz pc still has a big awkward case and loud fans. If it was ME, the route I'd take would be to get a cheap (less than $50) thin client from eBay instead and install DSL on that. It would take up less space, draw less electricity, and make less noise.
But, that being said, I ain't ever gonna criticize someone for their choice of hobbyist project. People almost always have a perfectly good reason for the project they choose to pursue.