Getting out of the hobby
drlegendre at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 00:03:08 CDT 2016
"There are plenty of people who play the 8-bit home micro games they
grew up playing, but many of them (at least the ones I know of) run them
on a PC-based emulator not the real hardware."
You don't really think that retro video gaming is the singular, or even the
primary focus of 8-bit micro nostalgia, do you? That seems like a bit of a
shallow view, at least from my perspective.
"There are exceptions of course."
I'd offer that the membership - current and future - is largely composed of
'exceptions', and always will be. Simple truth is that +most+ folks simply
don't give a gnat's arse about any of this stupid old crap
that we've cultivated such an interest in, and built a culture around it.
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:39 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> > There are still plenty of enthusiastic, younger folks who are most
> > definitely into running the "genuine old hardware" - it's just that this
> > list hasn't traditionally offered much of a draw for these users. As
> > the list was formed by and for users of the classic-era 'big iron' gear,
> > many of whom have simply succumbed to attrition in one form or another.
> Actually, it wasn't. I have been a member almost from day 1, and my first
> question to the list founder (I think it was Selam) was 'Are minicomputers
> welcome on the list, or is it micros only?'
> > To summarize, the future of a list like this is in the 8-bit (even
> > "home computer" kids.. like myself. They are fond of CBM, Atari, Apple,
> > BBC, TI, Timex-Sinclair, Osborne, Kaypro, Wang and so on. If the hobby is
> > to remain alive, these folks need to be welcomed in..
> There are plenty of people who play the 8-bit home micro games they
> grew up playing, but many of them (at least the ones I know of) run them
> on a PC-based emulator not the real hardware.
> There are exceptions of course.
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