Statement & apology (was Re: 10 Year Rule)
jwest at classiccmp.org
Tue Aug 29 13:20:32 CDT 2006
I'm trying really hard to reach out and maintain composure....
> Wrong. The 10 year rule still makes sense. What you are saying is that
> new systems will be added, and that this is a dying hobby.
Wrong. Just because I said the "10 year rule" is no longer active on the
list, does NOT mean that in it's place is a firm year cutoff instead.
NEITHER are acceptable.
> Just because the
> majority of us have no interest in a 10 year old PC, or Windows 95/NT4 is
> reason to change one of the founding principles of this list.
You have to separate the concept of "age" and "classic". No one is changing
anything actually. The intent was to have a place to talk about "classic"
computers, not just 10 year old computers. Win95 I don't believe is
"classic". I suspect it won't be for a long long time, maybe never, I don't
know. But something over X years old isn't automatically classic. It's just
old. Classic is something apart from age.
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