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

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 19:24:01 2004

Rumor has it that Dwight K. Elvey may have mentioned these words:

> 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.

Oy, now I'm vying for grumpy ol' Fred's title of king curmudgeon.

Not to sound like a complete jerk, but that's one of the more foolish ideas
I've heard yet!

If that's the case, I'd have to go; and I've been here longer than most...
I suppose my 21-year-old Tandy Model 100 isn't actually capable of real
work according to your metric?

[[ not to mention that there's new hardware being designed for it to
upgrade it to onboard 2M RAM and 2M Flash ROM... Or the TPDD emulator now
available for PalmOS serial devices for more portable storage for the Model
'T's... ]]

Go check out Bitchin100 sometime:

Or Club100 (still going strong after 21 years:)


BTW, I would say the opposite: If people can still do what's considered
"useful work" nowadays with an Altair, he should be voted "king of the
list" -- or would that be Tony already? ;-)

IMHO, YMMV, IANAL, JWTFDYTTRM, and all that jazz,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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