YADA10YR (Yet Another Discussion About the 10 Year Rule)

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu Sep 4 16:18:13 2003

> IMHO, if it has an 8086 or higher processor, it's neither interesting

COunterexamples : THe PC-incompatibles -- things like the HP110, HP150,
original Apricot, Sirius/Victor 9000, etc that run MS-DOS, but which
certainly are not PC clones. IMHO those are at least as interesting as
the home micros of about the same time.

And of course the Sequent machines that were boxes of 386s running in
parallel IIRC.

> nor vintage. :) (I would be happier if the list drew a firm line in the
> sand at 1980!)

What, and cut out cool machines like the PERQs (after the PERQ 1a)?

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