MIT want to make $12 Apple II clone
alexandre-listas at e-secure.com.br
Tue Aug 5 14:30:23 CDT 2008
> Besides, although the 6502 was a reasonably decent processor in the
> mid-to-late 1970s, today it won't be any less expensive than an ARM 7 or
> the like.
Don Lancaster, although he doesn't like anyone who isn't american, was a
wise man. He said very smart things on "hardware hacker" (radio
electronics/electronics NOW!). One of these was (press "rec", guys):
"Doing something for a special market with full knowledge of the inner
works and without having all the specific periodicals and publications is
one of the dumbest thing on the earth" (ok, it wasn't with this words, but
the idea is the same :o))
These guys have NO knowledge of how things works. Doing a WEB BROWSER
for an APPLE II??? Besides being a stupid idea, recreating an A2 for $12 for
selling for poor people is a dumb ideia on itself. Listen:
- Cellphone connection? If the guy is poor, how will he afford a
- The computer is the easy part, a FPGA can replicate an entire apple//.
But what about video!?
- Keyboard anyone?
- Web browsing in 280 x 192?
No. Get back to the drawing board and bring me something USEABLE. Maybe
recycling old 486 boards and sending them to India. It is a good destination
for all those old PCs. Strip the boards, recycle the cabinets in USA and
build everything in a new cab there. What about that? :o)
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