Getting out of the hobby

js at js at
Thu Oct 13 19:00:13 CDT 2016

On 10/13/2016 12:46 PM, tony duell wrote:
> Perhaps I am one of the lucky ones (for once). I started being interested
> in classic computers long before most people...
> ...
> I do feel the hobby has changed. I haven't, which is why I don't post
> much here any more. When I started it was all people trying to restore
> and run the genuine old hardware. Now it seems there are a lot of
> emulators running on hardware I don't understand. And add-ons to
> perfectly understandable and hackable machines using microcontrollers
> and FPGAs that you can't probe with a logic analyser. That sort of thing
> is what I got into classic computing to avoid, so I am not going to
> put such devices into my PDPs, etc.
> -tony

Hear, hear!

- J.

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