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68k only or PPC/others as well?

What do you think?

  • Keep it strictly 68k!

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Open the floodgates, let the PPC hordes in!

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Meh?...

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    2

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
Well what do you think, should we keep the Wiki 68k only? Or should we extend it to cover PPCs and other vintage machines?

Since the forums cover PPCs, then I think it'd be logical to cover them on the Wiki as well...

 

TheNeil

Well-known member
My personal op would be to let PPC in but only after the 68K stuff (and probably Apple 1, ][ and ///) is setup and in place

 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
Well yeah. Though a lot of the groundwork (setting up templates etc) will apply to both, so implementing PPC machines later shouldn't be too much work.

 

ChristTrekker

Well-known member
Well if the "68k" part of 68kMLA is to mean anything, the 68k stuff should get established first. Otherwise let's change our name to "Vintage MLA" or something - which wouldn't necessarily be bad.

That said, I have no objection to including non-68k hardware articles. The name (and theme/atmosphere it creates) establishes our "roots" but c'mon, we all like Apple stuff, regardless of age. If we stay 68k-only forever we'll eventually become an irrelevant, dying niche site. Life is change.

In keeping with the vintage spirit, an arbitrary limit like "nothing produced within the past three years" would not be inappropriate, but no limitation would be OK, too.

 

LCGuy

LC Doctor/Hot Rodder
Personally, i reckon non-68k stuff is ok, but pre-OS X, if possible. I'd like to keep it to Mac OS 9.2 and below compatible hardware and software, if possible.

 

MrMacintosh

Well-known member
I like the idea of pre-OS X as well. Maybe the Beige G3s would be a bit of a grey area, but otherwise, that's a pretty good standard.

Kyle-

 

ChristTrekker

Well-known member
I like the idea of pre-OS X as well. Maybe the Beige G3s would be a bit of a grey area, but otherwise, that's a pretty good standard.
Maybe we can say pre-color (i.e. beige box) era. As of right now, that's 9+ years old. The industrial design of Macs stayed pretty constant through that timeframe.

 

MacMan

Well-known member
I would agree that if PPCs are to be included, it should be the pre-OS X machines (and maybe more precisely as the pre-G3 machines).

The best tactic will probably be to complete and polish the 68K section first before moving into PPC land.

 

iMac600

Well-known member
Simple way to put it is to allow Old World hardware and exclude New World. That seems to be the simple term for the requests so far.

 

Kallikak

Well-known member
The focus has to stay on 68k. If PPC doesn't swamp that focus then ok (but I fear it will). I am sure letting OS X in will result in everything else being swamped.

 

QuadSix50

Well-known member
I hesitantly agree with letting in the OldWorld PPC Macs, but we shouldn't lose focus of our 68K roots. We ARE the 68KMLA, after all. ;)

 
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