How old is "vintage"? Found an IBM XT in my garage.)
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Wed Aug 4 22:25:55 UTC 2021
There are classifications for collector cars.
Vintage Car: Manufactured between 1919 and 1930
Antique Car: Manufactured 1975 or earlier (>45 years old)
Classic Car: Manufactured 1990 or earlier (>20 years old)
Maybe this can be applied, to some degree, to computers as well.
My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> On Aug 4, 2021, at 5:56 PM, Joshua Abraham via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I would agree that the time range and qualifications are varied.
> By the book though, vintage usually is defined as an authentic and significant item about 20 years or older. So a good example: The IBM AT would be vintage. A random 286 clone... perhaps not.
> Now defining retro, that’s a whole other can of worms. Haha.
> -Josh “Singularity”
>>> On Aug 4, 2021, at 5:46 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>> 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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