Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Mon Jan 25 11:35:52 1999

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, John Foust wrote:

> >My stack was blown about a random unpredicatable spotlight being shown in
> >some dark corner. Having a "field guide" that raises awareness in general
> >is more like increasing the intensity of a nice even predictable light.
> >There will still be bargains to be found, but the entire "game" will be
> >raised up a notch.
> A good web page will have more visibility and usefulness than a paper
> field guide. The web page can be updated when prices change, while the
> book can't.

But unless you have a wireless portable that you don't mind hauling around
with you, a book is more convenient to take on your hunting trips for
quick reference.

> You know, a cheapskate will always complain about prices. Even before
> the Web arose, I still encountered bozos with inflated prices.

But back then those computers perhaps still had an inkling of usability
left in them. Nowadays, people are just jacking up the prices because
bozos are willing to pay those prices to "collect all 4,335"*

* according to the latest Comprehensive Computer Catalogue count

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