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

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 18:44:52 2004

>From: ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk
>> 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).

 Maybe it should be based of if a person in their right
mind might actually use that machine for day to day business,
it should be excluded. Of course this might very from person
to person. Anyone silly enough to use an old Altair for day
to day work shouldn't post questions to the list.
Received on Tue Oct 26 2004 - 18:44:52 BST

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