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From: Mike Allison <mallison_at_konnections.com>
Date: Thu Jan 29 01:32:34 1998

When you think of "Classic" computers, what comes to mind? In our young
days, when many of us DREAMED of owning computers, or at least something
more than Sinclairs, those things were unattainable, like the Compaq
Portable in the ferry terminal.

These were things we dreamed about. Or, they were the stuff we cut our
teeth on, or drooled over because they were $20,000 or $250,000
machines. Now we can own one. I couldn't afford a NeXT when they were
10,000 or 3,000 dollars, but they work just as good now that they're
$350. And the luster is still there...

Sure, Pentiums will never be collectors, but maybe the Sparcs will, or
the Silicon Graphics.

Or the day the Cray is turned upside down in the dumpster at the local
Vincent De Pauls...

I mean, no one wants a "Tennessee Tom" 8086, but an IBM XT, I mean
really, that was the first,, sorta. The Apple. It's not a Mac or A
NeXT, but it was the first.

And the truely amazing thing isn't that they are old, or quaint toys,
but that they're just as useful now. Dbase II is still a good program.
I can still run WP4.2 on a PC, Aztech C still creates worthwhile

The cool thing and the weird thing is that Most kids/families can almost
obtain the Pentium and it's a family goal much like a washing machine.
Who's going to crave one (besides us, cause we are right now... ; -> .



John Higginbotham wrote:
> Not anymore. There's no way all these Pentium systems out today will ever
> be worth anything, at least not in 13 years, IMHO. Maybe in about 30 years,
> when most have been destroyed will they be truly worth something as an
> classic.
> -John Higginbotham-
> -limbo.netpath.net-
Received on Thu Jan 29 1998 - 01:32:34 GMT

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