what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 13:14:49 CDT 2016

> <snip>
> Unfortunately, I think we'll have to come to grips with the realization
> that
> in 50 years, beige box and other sorts of (soulless) commodity PCs will be
> primarily what survive amongst retro enthusiasts.
There are vintage early WWW era intel machines that are historic if not
vintage, yet.  I can think of a few "holy grails" to go after that were
very hi-end then and are getting harder to find now.  There are some real
classics in there that are very desirable to preserve not many made.  The
trick is to know what to be on the look out for *now* when no one else
cares...Some of us may remember getting IBM PCs for $2 at flea markets...

Another thing to do now, grab the high-end gound-breaking controller cards
and recycle the beige box and generic stuff.


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