What is vintage (was: Why don't you respect the mail threads?!)

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Feb 25 21:03:53 CST 2018

>> What is vintage computing?

On Sun, 25 Feb 2018, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I think the Department of Motor Vehicle of my home state considers any cars 
> over 25 years old to be historic ~> vintage.

Which aspects do you consider the DMV to be competent in?

Is a 1983 car really "historic ~> vintage"??
I can't tell them apart since the 1970s!
Yes, I can tell the difference between the bumpers of 1973 Honda V 1974, 
but only because i was working on them.
In the 1960s, there were some more interesting cars: The Honda S800 (not 
imported to USA) was a 2 seater sports car that was a poor man'd 
Ferrari - a design exercise that got out of hand and went into 
production, with dual OHC, roller bearing, (even distributor shaft), 9.5K 
(conservatively) redline.
Meanwhile, the Toyota 800 was a very similar body with barely more than a 
lawn mower engine.   When competing, the question was whether the race 
would be long enough to be decided by speed or DNF.

> Does something like that count?


long time ago, some claimed that the definition for this list (a claim 
rejected by list management) was "ten years".

Today, I might agree with 27 years, but next year I would want an 

Although I consider PC to be fun, I'm not sure that I could agree with 
calling it "vintage".

If John Titor is around, I will supply a 5100 (APL AND BASIC) and a good 
investment portfolio in exchange for ONE-WAY back 55 years.  Payment 
arranged after arrival.   I'll take the long way part-way home.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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