spectre at floodgap.com
Fri Apr 20 07:41:07 CDT 2007
> I have been on this list for around 10 years and can say with pretty
> fair certainty that the mix of posts has changed substantially during
> that time. Jay, perhaps you don't notice this because the type of
> things you're most interested in - old HP and DEC gear - are still
> actively discussed. But discussions of the small stuff: 8-bit micros,
> CP/M machines, Apple Lisa's, HP Series 80, etc., have all but
> disappeared. There used to be a pretty active discussion about these
> sort of machines on the list, and a lot of resources to draw on, but no
> longer. Posts about those sorts of hardware are few and far between and
> are, when they do occur, usually generate no threads.
> of a general trend. Naturally, the naysayers, serial disagreers and
> chronic debunkers conveniently ignore the obvious and pretend that I am
> trying to draw a broad conclusion from a single occurrence, even though
> they know (or damn well should know) that's not the case.
So let's go ahead and say that's true. Now what?
I'm not sure what making an observation like this achieves other than to
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