FPGA VAX update
emu at ecubics.com
Thu Nov 3 07:25:23 CST 2005
Holger Veit wrote:
> [... lot before ... ]
> When Hillary climbed the Mount Everest 50 years ago, it was something
> new, extraordinary. When tourist nowadays use sort of stairways to reach
> the top (okay, it's not *that* extreme now), it is just uninteresting.
> But standing on the top, is still a challenge and an experience for the
> individual. However, what we lost now is a sense of wonder - that small
> ALU based TTL circuit was built by myself, and I did it, and it is
> irrelevant that some idiot could download a digital simulator and click
> the same circuit together on a PC screen. I guess this is what makes the
> difference between a real PDP-11 with some ridiculous 5MB storage disks
> compared to a SIMH emulator running on a 3GHz Pentium.
> Watch the blinkenlights.
Well said !!!
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