Legitimacy of the Ten Year Rule.

From: Ward D. Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Wed Jan 27 02:34:19 1999

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Sam Ismail wrote:

> The Coco 2 had many different design variations during its life cycle, but
> people generally just say "I have a CoCo2", not "I have a June 1982 CoCo2
> with the low-profile keyboard and the Rev B1 motherboard" [these are just
> made up characteristics...I know nothing of the CoCo2 save for the visible
> outward differences I see amongst the handful I have]. The point is many
> computers had minor design changes over the years that computer nerds
> don't tend to make a big deal about since the computer basically worked
> the same. Car collectors go to great pains to memorize all the
> differences in models from year to year because those changes were
> delineated by year boundaries that as a result are easy to categorize.

And if you get down to basics, there's more difference (and progress)
between a 4k CoCo rev. A board and a CoCo 3 than there is between a
Ford Landau and a Ford Explorer. Despite the 10x or so relative
difference in release dates.

(Sorry, to me the variation in car models from one year to the next
seems to be purely cosmetic -- I can't tell the difference between a
1972 Camaro and a 1973 Camaro without looking at the raised print on
the tail lights).
Ward Griffiths
"the timid die just like the daring; and if you don't take the plunge then 
you'll just take the fall"                                Michael Longcor
Received on Wed Jan 27 1999 - 02:34:19 GMT

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