> 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