Hardware Hobbyists vs. Emulator Jockeys (was: Re: UNIX V7)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 16 08:54:25 CDT 2009


On Jun 16, 2009, at 1:36 AM, Warren Wolfe wrote:
>>   I know you were talking to Tony, but I must interject.  Solving  
>> problems, and making the machine work, also counts as  
>> accomplishing something.  For me, and I suspect Tony as well,  
>> that's *more* of an accomplishment than, say, firing up WordStar  
>> or EDT.
>>
>>   Not trying to be argumentative, just trying to explain a point.
>
> And, honestly, I understand.  I will fix hardware for the fun of it  
> myself.  But, I'm not so happy if I want to program some 8080  
> assembly language on, say, my Kaypro, and I can't because the drive  
> has gone down.  Then, the problem is a roadblock, not a puzzle.

   Well yes...if it gets in the way of what you want to do at a  
particular time, absolutely.

           -Dave

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Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL




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