YADA10YR (Yet Another Discussion About the 10 Year Rule)

From: Pierre Gebhardt <cheri-post_at_web.de>
Date: Sun Sep 7 12:59:00 2003

> > Anyway, I'm one of the younger members of this list, but many of my
> > computers are older than I am by a significant margin.
> Last time I demonstrated one of my minis to a university computer club, I
> suddently realised that the machine was older than the students :-)
> -tony

I think that one shouldn't forget how difficult it is, to get "old and interesting" machines.
To get a PDP-8 is certainly not easy if you just started collecting and if don't live in the states were it's a bit easier to get old computers.
I belong to the young members, too and I'm proud of my PDP11/23 I got on Ebay.
Young guys will certainly start to collect 10 or 15-year-old machines.
Computers of the 60s and 70s are cool, but try to find them in the year 2003 for less money...

Besides, nice machines were built in the 80s, I wouldn't draw a line at 1980...

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