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[2]: FPGas
by zima on Tue 18th Dec 2012 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE: FPGas"
zima
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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.

And I wonder... appstores might actually harm preservation, software "lost" in them over time (after few upgrades of the platform), without physical copies...

Generally, I guess future generations will see our computers and software in a similar way we see early sound recordings, films, and their equipment. Which is to say - they will mostly not care.

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