Okay, now that I helped hitchhike this thread into completely different spheres... ;-)

I don't think this is only a question of enjoying old tech or vintage fanboyhood. It is also about questonable added value of new technologies.


I remember the days when all my newsgroups were in my Mail client (opera or thunderbird). Stuff was easy and you could search stuff. Everything was in one place., be it chess related, car repair tips or computing stuff. I used the same GUI for all of that. And everybody went there, not to a number of othjer places. These days we use StackOverflow. Or ServerFault. Or Google+/Groups. Or Facebook, or Xing or Twitter or you name it. Sure, we have bots to copy everything from everywhere to anywehre else. But, hey, where's the value of this.

Even worse: if somebody happens to drop by comp.lang.smalltalk, they must have the impression this is a long gone technology, because we now discuss elsewhere and left that space to pill and investment bandits and trolls.

But, hey, we're off-topic now....

Joachim ;-)



Am 13.01.17 um 09:58 schrieb Dimitris Chloupis:
"Is the usenet still around? It had all of what you ask for, without the

colors and emojis, though"

Everything is still around and kicking, usenets , bbs , Amiga, Amstrad, Atari , dos and a much more

All of the actively developed with colors, emojis , acess to internet, 3D graphics, movies, sound, music and integrated with many modern technologies because vintage will always be super cool and enjoyable

It may surprise Pharo developers since for many of them is kinda like a taboo to a admit the true age of Pharo legacy code, but there a ton of people that prefer the simplicity and elegance of 30 year old technology over new technology anyway. Obviously because they are aware how easy it is to integrate old with new.

I was recently at the Athens comic con festival and one of the main attractions was an area dedicated to vintage computers and consoles with a very active community, they were even televised because they allowed anyone to use these computers and because the con was a huge success .

I was pleasantly surprise to see people who enjoyed using these computers were not people raised with amigas and Amstrad and ataris but also kids raised with modern pcs , PS4 , Xbox one etc. Showing that anyone can enjoy old technology.








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