Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

A couple years ago, Lenovo announced its plans to build a "retro" ThinkPad that would resurrect design elements of ThinkPads past as an homage to the brand's long history.

That ThinkPad is now real. Check out the ThinkPad 25, sold to commemorate 25 years of ThinkPads.

I'm just going to leave this here for you lovely ThinkPad people. This isn't for me, but I'm not here to ruin your party.

Do clean up after yourselves.

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RE[2]: Time to contemplate
by KKK. on Fri 6th Oct 2017 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Time to contemplate"
KKK.
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2017-09-29

I am a relatively young person, and most ThinkPads that I admire today I got my hands on when they were already very, very outdated. Only then I realised that computers that I am used to are actually total crap, and these "relics from the past" were just incomparably better, higher quality and much better built. Yes, they were much slower, had less clear screens, but none of today's modern machines can compete with them in terms of quality and longevity.

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RE[3]: Time to contemplate
by avgalen on Sun 8th Oct 2017 12:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Time to contemplate"
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2010-09-23

You are probably comparing the best from the past with the average or worst of the present. This is called "survivor bias" and explains why music from the past is always the best, buildings from the past are always more beautiful and the 1 ancient computer that you still like to use is build better than new ones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias#In_manufacturing_and...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qd3erAPI9w

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