Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 10:34:50 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: Another WOTY
Re "legacy" -- thanks for the input (I still use a Radio Shack Model II, 64K).
I've been a reader of PC Magazine for about 8 years, but don't recall seeing
the term until this past Fall, when it suddenly started showing up in articles
about software apps that would or would not run under Windows 95, or hardware
that lacked enough memory or did not have drivers that would work with Win 95.
So while it obviously does not qualify as a WOTY, lexicographers and linguists
should leap on this as an opportunity to identify a(n) historical point when
the term acquired a specifically narrowed meaning.
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)