Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Sun Jan 24 15:48:12 1999

Bill Yakowenko <yakowenk_at_cs.unc.edu> wrote:
> So, since it is a matter of concensus, here is my vote.
> 2. Nothing PC- or Mac-compatible can ever be classic. Sorry, that's
> just an indisputable fact. :-)

Sure, it can be classic. Ten years after the industry stops manufacturing
and selling PC-compatible or Mac-compatible computers.

So a Macintosh 128 wouldn't be classic now, but if Apple stopped making
any Macintoshes (or Mac-compatible computers) in 2017, the Macintosh 128
would become a classic in 2027. Or slightly later, based on your rule 5:

> 5. The ten year rule should apply to the date when a thing dropped off
> in popularity; if it was still in common use eight years ago, it is
> not yet classic. (Justification: if it is still in common use,
> there will be other places to discuss it.)
Received on Sun Jan 24 1999 - 15:48:12 GMT

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