Hardware Hobbyists vs. Emulator Enthusiasts vs Replica Recreators

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 18 16:11:36 CDT 2009


On Jun 18, 2009, at 4:15 PM, Ray Arachelian wrote:
>> For the machines I mentioned, the PDP8s, PDP11s, and Philips P800s  
>> have a
>> hardware front panel that works even without any boot disks. You can
>> toggle in short programs and run them -- certainly programs to cause
>>
> As soon as you do that, you're running software - even if your  
> intention
> of interacting with it is only to cause output on a scope, even if  
> it's
> one opcode at a time.  :-)

   Oh good lord.  Can we give this up?  SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT  
COMPUTING IS MORE THAN JUST SOFTWARE.  Get over it.

             -Dave

-- 
Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL




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