mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jun 12 03:17:24 CDT 2009
On Jun 12, 2009, at 2:33 AM, Warren Wolfe wrote:
>> Yeah, what a horrible world we live in -- affordable, powerful
>> hardware capable of running a wide variety of free, powerful, and
>> useful operating systems and software and emulating every vintage
>> system under the sun. A world -wide-network making the collecting
>> and maintainance of our hobby projects possible. Digital watches.
>> Yeah, we live in the worst of all possible worlds.
>> Christ. You guys are too cynical for me...
> I've got to agree. Never before have people been able to indulge
> their whims for "old school" computing as well as we can. Yes, CP/
> M is dead as an O/S. I can still run my CP/M programs on my
> laptop, and run them hundreds of times faster, with what amounts to
> infinite storage. I can set up a computer to act like the first
> computer I used, an HP2000B in TimeShare BASIC. And THAT runs much
> faster, with outrageously huge drives. I can run a PDP-11 computer
> on Linux, or even MUMPS -- assuming I had the proper disc image,
> which I don't. (Anybody?) Anyway, with one reasonably priced
> computer I can be using most any computer I've ever run, only on
> steroids. Heck, I'm happy about it. And then, when I get tired of
> that, I can run modern software, or even Windows, on the same
> hardware, and turn it into a tiny little machine if I want.
> Increased processor power, memory, and storage, combined with truly
> excellent emulators, have made the world a virtual paradise for
> classic computing. Celebrate, folks!
Well, for "classic OSs". Some of us are actually interested in
the hardware. ;)
Port Charlotte, FL
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