[vcf-midatlantic] OT: people don't understand computers anymore
dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 14:34:55 EDT 2016
"How many people knew the hacking that went into making Atari 2600 games
actually work? And it's pretty amazing they even did work, if you look at
the architecture of that thing."
Exactly. And how many of today's programmers would be able to effectively
program even that relatively simple hardware?
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 2:33 PM, Dean Notarnicola <dnotarnicola at gmail.com>
> "Devil's advocate... so what? Storage is basically free now."
> Here's so what: It's like Scotty said "The *more* they overthink the
> *plumbing*, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> >> where an operating system requires billions of bytes of RAM just to
>> Devil's advocate... so what? Storage is basically free now.
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