The General Approach to Computing - A Ramble
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Apr 24 14:00:50 CDT 2009
> That is true. But it's also part of the challenge. The even harder
> part is to get someone to pay you to reverse engineer an obsolete
> computer. Not many of us can afford to do it for fun. Although we
> will try.
Is this aimed at me :-). All I'll say is that I wish I could find someone
to pay me to do that...
> > On the other hand, now that people have a handful of common platforms, much
> > more
> > sophisticated software is being written.
> Commodity hardware comes with advantages and drawbacks. One advantage
> is that it will be a long time before the last ISA graphics card bites
> the dust.
Well, given that a CGA card is technically a graphics card, I suspect
it'll be a very long time.. Offical schematics and programing info exist
for that card. The most complicated chip on it (in terms od understanding
it, not transistor count) is a 6845. Making one from scratch using
whatever logic family or FPGA you favour would not be all that hard.
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