Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Max Eskin <kurtkilg_at_geocities.com>
Date: Sat Jan 23 18:24:37 1999

On Sat, 23 Jan 1999, Bill Yakowenko wrote:
> 2. Nothing PC- or Mac-compatible can ever be classic. Sorry, that's
> just an indisputable fact. :-)

How about a VAX emulating a PC?

> 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.)

How do you define 'common'? What percent of the population must use it?
What if it's uncommon in my city and common in yours?

> 6. Do I really need to add "IMHO" here? :-)

No. If you don't add one, I won't add one.
Received on Sat Jan 23 1999 - 18:24:37 GMT

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