Classic Computers vs. Classic Computing

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Fri Sep 14 21:31:09 2001

Roger Merchberger skrev:

>Rumor has it that Tony Duell may have mentioned these words:


>T>> > Since you can't (usefully) take a soldering iron to an emulator, it
>T>> > explains why I am not interested in them.

>Sure you can -- you can use them to disassemble the "fecal matter" that
>passes for a computer nowadays & reuse the jumpers/switches/headers/etc. to
>rebuild *good* computers! Too bad there isn't more 74-series chips on the
>boards nowadays...

I found an absolutely lovely stone-age PC mobo in a big bag of PCBs I was
given. Every bloody chip was socketed! That made for a fun hour with a
screwdriver (serving as a DIL lifter). Now I have more 74LS logic than I'll
probably ever use.
If they built them like that nowadays, my grandmother would be able to fix the
stupid things.

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