Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Dave Dameron <ddameron_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Tue Jan 26 22:48:15 1999

At 12:51 AM 1/27/99 -0500, Bill wrote:

>A lot of people want the latest PC, too. And prices on PC's are
>generally higher; doesn't that indicate greater desirability?
>Even to people on this list, how many can honestly say that the
>most expensive computer that they own, as measured in the price
>that they actually paid, was not a PC or Mac? (I can, but I
>strongly suspect I'm an exception.)
I would guess most on this list can. At least those who, for example, bought a
computer in the 1970's. I think my Heath H-19 was about US $600 back when
they were new. I remember dot-matrix printers for $1600. Now add the cost
of a S-100 system to go with it... (My PC was free, a hand me down)
Am sure Apples were also in that price range, as well as TRS-80's (with
disks, printers, etc.) and then I could only look at pictures of a PDP-11.
Received on Tue Jan 26 1999 - 22:48:15 GMT

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