C64 CP/M carts (was: Re: Yet another weekend haul story)

From: A.R. Duell <ard12_at_eng.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu Jun 19 19:36:26 1997

> At 05:10 PM 6/19/97 BST, you wrote:
> >I really don't see the interest in emulators if the real hardware still
> >exists. I'd much rather have the real thing, and have all the fun of
> >maintaining it, than have a piece of software (probably without source)
> >running on a PC that I can't get spare chips for. Perhaps it's because I'm
> >a hardware hacker, but emulators seem to lack so much compared to the
> >phyusical machine.
> Perhaps it's because you have a bigger apartment? I know a lot of folks
> running ST emulators on PC's because they wanted both, but didn't have the
> room...

Oh, come on, an ST is _tiny_ compared to the sort of machines I run. I'd
have no problem fitting another one into my 'machine room'. Now, if
somebody offered me a PDP12, I'd start having problems..

> "lack so much compared to the physical machine..." yeah, 2nd ps, 2nd
> keyboard, 2nd monitor... 8^)

The monitor is no real problem. As I mentioned here a month back, there's
only about 2 or 3 monitors you need for almost all classic computers. Us
workstation fanatics have more of a problem there, of course...

Why is the PSU a problem? I guess it's easier over here, where we have
240V and 30A ring-mains with 13A socket outlets (imagine if the standard
US circuit was 60A (if you're lucky, _per room_!) and had 26A sockets),
but finding somewhere to plug another machine in is not a big problem.

The gates in my computer are AND,OR and NOT, not Bill
Received on Thu Jun 19 1997 - 19:36:26 BST

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