'Home' computer: Definition

From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_wizards.net>
Date: Sun Jun 29 09:53:40 1997

        I've seen a couple of posts in here that declare, in very firm terms
indeed, that machines like the MicroVAX and PDP's are not "home" computers.

        For the sake of discussion in this list, and computer hobbyists in
general, I would like the world to know that I define 'home computer' as
any machine that you can:

        * Comfortably fit through your door...

        * Doesn't test the load limits of your target floor...

        * Power and run without tripping your main breaker...

        * (most importantly) Have fun restoring and working with... in your home!

        Which just goes to show that such terminology is so relative, there's
little point in debating it. Why waste the bandwidth over something as
trivial as a difference in wording?

        (No, I'm not trying to start a flamewar; I posted this because I'm
concerned that the current thread regarding 'home' computers may erupt into

        Caveat Emperor!

Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail: kyrrin_at_wizards.net)
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
Received on Sun Jun 29 1997 - 09:53:40 BST

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