What is vintage
doug at doughq.com
Sun Feb 25 21:06:27 CST 2018
I know it has been discussed a billion times before...
My personal measure has nothing to do with the 20 year rule - I use the
introduction of the PC as the end of the Vintage era. IBM made the
computing industry standard and boring.
Anything pre - 1982 is interesting, anything post 1982 is a boat anchor...
On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:59 PM, allison via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> On 02/25/2018 09:06 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Feb 2018, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> >> What is vintage computing?
> >> I think it's the IBM PC. Anything else is not vintage computing.
> > Frankly, I'm shocked.
> > I could have understood, if you were to have chosen Atari, Superbrain,
> > Commodore 64, or Coleco Adam. Anything other than those, . . .
> Just wow!
> Set reaction$mode=sarcasm/troll
> Does he mean my 1973 PDP-8f, or maybe the Altair, TRS80, or my LSI-11/03
> is not?
> Heck I don't even keep PCs as collectible, oops I do have a random
> Ratshack HX1000.
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