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Re: [midatlanticretro] 1995 Byte 20th Anniv Issue - "20 Best" Issue TidBits

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  • Jim Scheef
    Jeff, Objectivity is in the eye of the beholder! Jim
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 17, 2011
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      Jeff,

      Objectivity is in the eye of the beholder!

      Jim

      On 1/16/2011 3:53 PM, Jeffrey Brace wrote:
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      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > From: menadeau@...
      > Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:42:56 -0500
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] 1995 Byte 20th Anniv Issue - "20 Best"
      > Issue TidBits
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > *From:* B Degnan <mailto:billdeg@...>
      > *To:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      > *Sent:* Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:49 PM
      > *Subject:* [midatlanticretro] 1995 Byte 20th Anniv Issue - "20 Best"
      > Issue TidBits
      >
      > 1995 Byte 20th Anniv Issue - "20 Best" Issue
      >
      > No Commentary from me, except to say that despite the fact that the
      > movie War Games had been out for years by 1995, the IMSAI 8080 was
      > missing from the list, as was the Commodore 64! Interesting what 10
      > years will do. What will they be saying 10 more years from now?
      >
      > Although I had left BYTE just before this issue came out, I can
      > offer some insight into the process. The BYTE best-of lists favored
      > what the editors considered milestone systems over those that had
      > wide commercial success. You can argue that the IMSAI and C64 were
      > milestones, but I'm not surprised that they chose the Altair over
      > the IMSAI. As for the C64, there was a definite bias against home
      > systems at the time, especially if they weren't made by Apple. By
      > the mid-90s, BYTE was focused on professional systems as that's
      > where the advertising dollars were.
      >
      >
      > Michael,
      >
      > Yes, that is exactly the problem ! That there was bias. Thanks for the
      > inside scoop !
      >
      > It makes me wonder if there are ANY lists such as these that have no
      > bias and are purely objective.
      >
      > Jeff3
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