classiccmp todo/idea list
jwest at classiccmp.org
Thu Jun 8 22:58:48 CDT 2006
> Hmmm... As a general point here, I'm a little fed up with classic
> computer websites that show a front view of the machine and little more.
> OK, perhaps I use the web a little differently to most people, but when I
> do a search on some classic computer, I normally know what it looks like,
> I've got one in front of me :-). Pictures of the insides would be a lot
> more use.
If you've got one in front of you, why do you need pictures of the inside?
;) But seriously... my goal for this wasn't for the grizzled veterans. Part
of my ideas for the future of ClassicCMP.org are designed to help bring
new/young people into the hobby. Otherwise it'd be a mailing list and a
character-based text/website. Newbies don't know when they see a straight-8
what it is. Or an altair. They didn't grow up drooling over one. So, I was
thinking of a quick one-picture-per-system gallery just to help people id
"what kinda system is this" when they find one at a thrift store and don't
know what it is. HOWEVER... I am not opposed at all (and was kinda hoping to
if this grew) to having a photo of even individual boards for each system,
all 4 sides of sytems, etc. Something much more expansive. But I figured an
ID gallery was easier to start up :)
> Also old books on computing (that were current when they were published).
> Things like 'Automatic Digital Computers' (M V WIlkes) 'We built our own
> computers' (the exploits of some schoolboys making relay logic machines),
Absolutely! I assume you'd be willing to enter those books into the site and
post a word or two about them ;)
> Don't assume everyone, or everything, is in the States :-). Make it
> possible to include stuff in other countries too.
Oh, I assure you, the focus is not just US based. But thanks for the
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