Emulators of Classic Computers

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Sun Jan 18 20:32:32 2004

Antonio Carlini wrote:

> I think if you wait long enough all ICs will fail,
> through solid-state diffusion if nothing else. At
> least with the off-the-shelf parts it will be possible
> (in principle) to remanufacture a facsimile. With
> modern ASICs (and probably FPGAs) this will be pretty
> hard to achieve.
> Antonio

But with TUBE computers you just fix the broken part.:)
That is the major difference between IC's and the earlier
generations of computers. That is part of the reason
real classic computers have a better chance of sticking
around, as you can still make parts like core memory
for a modest amount of $ compared to anything with a IC
in it.
Received on Sun Jan 18 2004 - 20:32:32 GMT

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