Trivia Question

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Date: Sun Feb 23 13:13:03 2003

On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Tony Duell wrote:

> > If I write a PC emulator that runs on a real computer, does the
> > computer become not real?
> No, and conversely, if you run a real-computer-emulator on a PC, the PC
> does not become real.

Personally, I don't think any emulated system is a real computer. Even if
you emulate a real computer on a real computer, the emulated system, I
think, isn't a real computer. For instance, if I were to run SIMH under
Linux/390 to emulate a VAX, I would still consider the S/390 to be a real
computer, but I don't think I'd consider the emulated VAX as one.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Sun Feb 23 2003 - 13:13:03 GMT

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