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

Evan Koblentz cctalk at snarc.net
Sun Feb 25 22:01:38 CST 2018

> When the list was formed, it was defined as 20 years.  Of course now, the list itself is over 20 years old.

Sigh ... well if we're really have this conversation.... I maintain that 
the present definition of "vintage", or at least how we see it over at 
Vintage Computer Federation, is no longer year-based. The proof: Windows 
98. :)

Obviously the * majority * of vintage computing is the sweet spot that 
we all know and love -- 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. But just as a modern car 
can become an instant collectible -- think Dodge Viper, original Ford 
Taurus, etc., which were groundbreaking designs -- so too must we all as 
collectors keep in mind that not everything old is worth saving, and not 
everything worth saving is old.

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