YADA10YR (Yet Another Discussion About the 10 Year Rule)

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Thu Sep 4 16:34:00 2003

> IMHO, if it has an 8086 or higher processor, it's neither interesting
> nor vintage. :) (I would be happier if the list drew a firm line in the
> sand at 1980!)

The last years of CP/M extended to about 1984. Well, except for things
like Amada machine tools that were using CP/M based systems well into the
90's. A fair number of people consider the Kaypro (1983?) and Otrona
Attache (1984?) to be valid topics.

I think that the DEFACTO, informal, unofficial, line has become about 20
years on intel based products. It seems that people are now comfortable
about talking about original PCs (5150 1981) and XT and DOS up to V3.xx,
but that AT (286 1983?) are still not of much interest. Just think - in
ten or 20 years, people might think that XP is interesting!

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Thu Sep 04 2003 - 16:34:00 BST

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