Recommendations for operating system
Hans.Franke at siemens.com
Tue Aug 29 07:45:27 CDT 2006
Am 28 Aug 2006 21:14 meinte Jay West:
> Evan wrote.....
> > I say
> > let's fucking throw it away and never fucking bring it up again.
> > Chronological rules don't work because of Moore's Law.
> There *IS* no 10-year rule. I'm really getting tired of saying that. It's
> not that the very concept is wrong, it's just outdated. It doesn't work
> after a certain point.
Well, at the time I signed up to this list - and that's like
more than five years ago, there was this rule, and it never
got modified - course not, since it's one of the basics of
this list. If someone likes a list without this rule, it
would be best to open up his own.
The 10 year rule is a great concept of benchmarking for easy
judgeing. Ans just because we oldtimer see anything after 1980
as modern unworthy stuff, it doesn't mean it realy is. Time is
moveing ahead and new stuff becomes old and 'classic' to new
people. Just think of 70s and 80s cars. To me, they have no
classic apeal at all, but there is already a collector scene.
Come on, a 1978 Golf, or similar is just good to be used as
scrap metal for new cars - well, they are collectors items!
One needs to accept the fact that time moves on. The worst to
do is to set fixed dates - that's a shure way to become a
sidenote in history.
So, let's stay with the great list we have.
VCF Europa 8.0 am 28/29.April 2007 in Muenchen
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