Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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RE:Steve (IP: ---.qc.sympatico.ca)
by BR on Tue 13th Jan 2004 03:14 UTC

"It's the "I'm the only one who must make money with this invention" mentality."

Funny? The world has been working with that model for most of it's existance. It's called "benefitting from one's labours" (and yes "mental" counts.) The opposite is "brilliant inventor comes up with idea. Other's "steal" idea while inventor dies pennyless and unknown"

Anyway back to the main topic. This is a good idea, but one of the problems is explaining to others, who lack hands on experience those unique features. That's why emulation is so necessary. Although in the Amiga (and Atari) case, the close bond between hardware and software puts limits on the emulation experience.