Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 13:45 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "With fond memories of educational titles like 'Granny's Garden', and less educational ones like 'Pole Position' and 'Boffin', the BBC B seemed like a worthy machine to bring back to life inside an FPGA." The Hacker News thread has links to more FPGA implementations of older home computers.
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RE: FPGas
by Alfman on Mon 17th Dec 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "FPGas"
Alfman
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transputer_guy,

"I'm amazed that anyone though can still remember all the nitty details in getting this old stuff working."

Well, it's still within one life frame. I can still remember my early projects and probably will till I'm senile. It is still a part of *us*. I wonder what kind of emotions early computing will bring back to the generations who are more disconnected and never experienced the stuff first hand. The most popular computers/software may still have working models and get featured on the history channel. Most of our work will probably be forgotten to rot in attics for a few generations until there's no record.

Hollywood is eventually going to make a dramatic movie about early computing from the perspective of the (future) present. They're bound to fumble the facts so badly that it'd be hilariously inaccurate if any of us were to see it. I hope they don't try to draw too many facts from crap like "Hackers"...

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