using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM
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Mon Jul 20 16:03:10 CDT 2015
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> Subject: Re: using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration
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> On 06/14/2015 12:41 PM, Simon Claessen wrote:
> > as long as it is done in a way that it can be restored to its
> > original, i have no problems in using newer technology in older
> > machines. we have a alix sbc build into our tek 4002a for
> > demonstrational purpouses, all done without damaging or altering the
> original machine.
> I'm a bit more pragmatic. Whatever it takes to get something running, I'll do
> it. For me, that's the entire point of having the old stuff around. Otherwise,
> a non-working box is scarcely better than any other piece of antique e-
I think so long as the machine isn't unique then I think this is a reasonable approach to take.
> If there's an accurate emulation available on modern hardware, I'll
> use that rather than play with some old, cranky piece of iron.
That can be fun to.
> Others may certainly have different opinions.
I think you have to be pragmatic. I have now finished my Baby Baby Video here:-
Its pretty much cycle accurate...
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