Emulators of Classic Computers

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Thu Jan 15 20:53:56 2004

>> And any decent electronics hacker can interface electron-tube logic
>> to modern-day logic with fairly minimal effort. I expect the
>> analogous statement to be true 50 years from now.
> Don't be so sure about "minimal effort". What if electricity is no
> longer used in computers, and the photon based computer is all that
> matters?

Then you need to output from electronic logic with LEDs, and input with
phototransistors. Big schmeel. :-)

I expect electricity to still be in use, even if only as a means of
schlepping power around. And as long as electricity is in use, I
expect electronics to be with us in some form or other.

"But please remember: this is only a prediction. The truth, as always,
will be far stranger." Not quite the original quote, but I think not
an unjustified mutation of it. :)

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