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