1905RE: [midatlanticretro] What will you exhibit at VCF East 3.0 ?
- Dec 5, 2005Oh, let's not get on THAT topic again. We don't want our list to become cctalk. ;)Some people started using "15-year-rule" a while ago to ensure that Windows 95 and the WWW do not become on-topic. Can't say I blame them...Other people (including me) prefer ditching the age-based criteria entirely and switching to a semantic definition. My version: "architecturally obsolete." So things that are very old but have the same basic architecture as modern versions (for example: early x86) do not qualify. Conversely, things that are relatively young but are architecturally obsolete do qualify (for example: Newton.)Did I miss something awhile back but has the age rule of thumb that
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Christian R. Fandt
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] What will you exhibit at VCF East 3.0 ?
determines on-topicness, to coin a phrase, been changed from 10 years to a
15 year rule?
Regards, Chris F.
Upon the date 10:11 PM 12/4/2005, Sridhar Ayengar said something like:
> > I hate to bring this up, but... is 1992vintage?
>if it actually
>It doesn't fit the 15-year rule yet (although it might
>has a date of 1991), but the generation *just* before itis indeed a
>machine which I have. And it fits the 15-yearrule. It's virtually
>identical to this machine in execution, but itweighs *much* more and
>requires water cooling. Also, the CPU's takeclose to 20kW. It has a
>lot more processinghorsepower.
>Also, it would take a tractor-trailer to
>The other option would be just to bring a full-size VAX,
>definitely fits the 15-year rule. It wouldn't be nearly asinteresting
>Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA cfandt@...
Member of Antique Wireless Association
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