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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