10 year rule (was GOPHER)

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_siemens.com>
Date: Tue Nov 16 09:35:20 2004

Am 26 Oct 2004 13:31 meinte Computer Collector E-Mail New:

> I know this has been discussed before, but here's my two cents... the 10-year
> rule is (in my opinion) an obsolete metric. I really think we should be using
> at least a 15-year or 20-year metric.

Why? The 10 year rule is made as a moveing v(target) timeline to keep
everything that is recent enough to be used in every day business OT.

Changeing just the value, but not the principe is as stupid as some
tax tax laws ... ridiculous numbers made up without sense. since, if
we for example move it now to 15 years, the same problem occures in
5 years again.

To, the only other principle would be to lock it down to a specific
year, in this case maybe saying, everything up to 1989 is on topic.

But then, whats with all the cool stuff afterwards wich is already
outdated? Naa, I'd stay with the 10 years, since, as said before,
it's not ment to define whats old and cool, but rather whats just
to new to be on topic.

> Otherwise, we'll soon be talking about Pentiums!

Which is fine with me. I mean, prefix fiddling was back then still doable,
yeah, the good old Pentium .... man, these where the times.


P.S.: Given, a P1 is borderline, since it's best incarnation, a P200 is
about the slowest that still can run XP with acceptable speed.
VCF Europa 6.0 am 30.April und 01.Mai 2005 in Muenchen
Received on Tue Nov 16 2004 - 09:35:20 GMT

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