Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Jason Willgruber <roblwill_at_usaor.net>
Date: Sun Jan 24 20:38:24 1999

How about no IBM PC's above the 5170?
                 -Jason Willgruber
                  ICQ#: 1730318
-----Original Message-----
From: Doug <doug_at_blinkenlights.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Sunday, January 24, 1999 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.
>On Sun, 24 Jan 1999, Bill Yakowenko wrote:
>> 4. Simply having origins in something that is classic does not make a
>>    thing classic.  Otherwise *everything* would be classic.
>Here's the dictionary definition of "classic" that I think most of us mean
>when we use the word in the context of this list:
> Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
>The problem is that "significance" and "worth" are personal judgement
>calls.  I really think it's futile to try to define acceptable criteria.
>How about defining it this way:
> Discussions related to machines no longer supported by their
> manufacturers, with the exception of old IBM PCs, Macs, and their
> clones.
>-- Doug
Received on Sun Jan 24 1999 - 20:38:24 GMT

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