YAAYD (Yet another "Ten (0A) year" discussion) (was: GOPHER

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue Oct 26 17:43:20 2004

> If we are going to re-adjust the number of years to include/exclude,
> then let's just scrap the entire concept of a fixed number of years,
> and declare that classic computers ran until August 10, 1981 (the
> day before the IBM PC announcement).

And thus exclude some true classics, like the HP Integral and PERQ 2T4

Much as I hate to exclude a particalar type of machine, maybe we should
just say that a machine is not classic if a substantially similar machine
is still mainstream, and thus has support available elsewhere. That
would, I think, cut out most Pentium-based machines (but would arguably
still include PC/XTs, etc).

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