The Unit

From: Andreas Freiherr <>
Date: Fri Apr 19 13:17:49 2002

> Machines with blikenlights are bigger and more heavy than modern
> workstations, so you got this included. If we use to arbitrarily
> citeria (like Display, MS ability, etc. pp. it looks less 'serious'.

I consider less common machines way cooler than boxes you can find at
the next corner, and I consider this a "serious" criterium.

So, why don't we take into account the number of units that were built
when rating the machine? This number should go into the denominator to
decrease the rating for use-once-and-throw-away computers, of course. A
Z1 rating would not be influenced too badly (only one original plus one
reconstruction, AFAIK, and I even doubt the reconstruction needs to be
counted), but those PeeCees will need their rating to be recomputed

Andreas Freiherr
Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 13:17:49 BST

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