[vcf-midatlantic] How old is "vintage"? (was: Found an IBM XT in my garage.)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 4 21:46:28 UTC 2021

On 8/4/21 5:43 PM, Bruce via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Neils post prompts this lurker to inquire:  Just how old need a computer be
> to be of interest to VCF?
> PC was - what? -- 1980?  AT after that.  XT even later.
> What about minor brands, etc.?

  This is very subjective.  To some kids today, a Pentium 4 is vintage.

  I think to people like us, "it depends".  A 286 box probably isn't,
but a VAX made in the same year probably is.  But everyone has their own
feelings about it.

  It's kinda like fighting over "firsts".  You just know...don't fry
your brain trying to quantify it and generate rules to make the decision
for you.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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