Hardware Hobbyists vs. Emulator Jockeys
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Thu Jun 18 11:38:26 CDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 19:44 -0400, Dan Roganti wrote:
> What's the point in
> restoring vintage equipment of you like to 'circumvent' the original
> design by using something which didn't exist for that particular era.
Because that way you get to build the computer you *wanted* when you
were 11, rather than the computer you *had*. You know, the ZX Spectrum
with the 32-channel sound, 512kBytes of memory and several MBytes -
GBytes even - of disk space. Wow, imagine having a computer like that.
Imagine not having to wait six minutes for Jet Set Willy to load, you
could just have it in battery-backed RAM.
How many people who own classic cars *now* had posters of them on their
bedroom wall when they were kids?
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