Reply 160 of 166, by chris2021
ThenZero wrote on 2022-03-18, 21:44:
I may mispeak at times, but I don't consider something vintage just because it's 20-25 years old. It's just obsolete.
I tend to think that way too, but then I remember that kids who grew up in the nineties probably feel the same way about stuff from that era as I do about my Apple IIe and 8086 stuff.
Ok I hear that. But I've been a collector of many things since childhood. I started reading comics in the mid 70s, for about 3 years. I was utterly flabbergasted to learn that some of the characters I was currently reading were around in the 1930s and 1940s. Wow! I officially became a collector of vintage comics. Very few kids were like that. I always had a eye for the historical. To me what's old is old. The stuff that was current when I was active is very interesting. But I can't put it in the same category as the stuff from 1935 -1963.
I'm not demeaning anyone's interests. Your boat has to float on it's own merits, designated by you. It's worth pointing out that the bronze age.of computers has a unique appeal all of it's own (95 - 05). I suppose people in 20 years will similarly find great appeal in what's rolling out of shenzen these days. As will I perhaps.