Originally Posted by dxx
It's not laziness. It's just common sense to put something that you might need to use in a convenient place. Keep keys by the door, buy a house with a built-in bathroom, keep your discs near the player, keep the player near you. Seems only rational to me.
Personally, I don't touch my PC except to turn it on once every few days. I don't even have my optical drive plugged in. I only use it to install Windows anyway. But if I was of the persuasion of swapping discs regularly, I really would see no sense at all in moving over to my PC's base unit to swap discs. We did that in 1996, because there was no alternative. Now there are, it seems kinda pointless to stick with the old ways.
And I do find it amusing that I got three replies to my post. Is it really that radical an idea, or are you guys just that adverse to change?
God damn, how far away is your computer? From where I use my mouse I can put my arm down, open the front of my case and reach both of my optical drives, without moving my ass.
Unless your PC is in the room down the hall and you use 60 foot extension cords on your monitor and input devices, I can't see how having your CD drive 2 feet in front of you is any different than having it 2 feet down at your side.
If you really feel you need to do this you might as well have a toilet built into your chair and your car keys on a special little hanger that you keep within reach of the driver's side door of your car.