10 year rule

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_siemens.com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 10:53:56 2004

Am 17 Nov 2004 8:17 meinte Computer Collector E-Mail Newsletter:
> --- Ladyelec_at_aol.com wrote:
> > Why not make it :
> > 10 years: Vintage
> > 20 years: classic
> > 25 years: antique
> > or something similar to that?
> > Isa

> The terms are too similar, people will just get more confused.


> All I intended to do when I started this discussion topic was to point out the
> obsurdity of considering things like the Web and Pentiums as "vintage" (or any
> other synonym). But then others observed back that I was being short-sighted
> -- if you ignore that actual age, "vintage" just means "anything considered
> obsolete by the mainstream," and that's a good enough answer for me. But I do
> think that 15 years, not 10, is a better divider between what's just "old" and
> what's truly vintage.

Well, the important part was to get the off the actual stuff.
Everything else is hard to do just by years. Shure, a 1994 PC
might be about where you still may use it, and more important,
might not look interesting at all from a colectors view. On
the other hand, especialy you may agree that almost any kind
0f 94ish PDA is vintage from todays view. Isn't it?

In fact, for VCFe the same 10 year limit is enfoced (exempts
need very good reasoning). Everythin below is NADA, everything
above up to everyones own judgement. So, I'm expecting PCs to
show up soon.

VCF Europa 6.0 am 30.April und 01.Mai 2005 in Muenchen
Received on Wed Nov 17 2004 - 10:53:56 GMT

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