YATYD (Was: Ten Year Rule
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Nov 24 14:50:28 CST 2009
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, Kirn Gill wrote:
> I was thinking recently, and I know that the general threshold for
> discussion on this list is ten years, but is that enough?
> As it stands, given the rule of a minimum of ten years, most early
> Pentium III PeeCees are listworthy for discussion.
> In just two more years time, the world's most popular computer operating
> system (as of the time of this email's writing) would be perfectly valid
> to discuss, even as "on-topic". 2001 to 2011 is ten years, isn't it?
There are better places for THAT discussion.
> I know that it's not a strict and absolute rule, being more just a
> guideline than anything, but still, is ten years enough?
> Personally, I'd give it fifteen, possibly twenty years for some piece of
> computing history to be considered listworthy.
The rule is NOT "ten years".
The rule might have been "ten years" sometime in the early 90s, but a
longer period has and is being gently and gradually phased in. Ever since
the early nineties, increment the rule each year.
Therefore, the current rule would be somewhere in the mid to upper 20s
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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