Many things

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Sat Jan 29 22:37:46 2005

>Please don't take this as a flame, but I am always suprised by the people
>who run classic computers (as opposed to running emulators) and who don't
>want to get into the hardware. To me [1] that's one of the reasons for
>running an old machine.

Trust me, I don't take it as a flame, we just have different area's
of interest. My area of interest is primarily in the Operating
Systems that run on the various platforms, and I'm coming to the
conclusion that I'm better served by emulators in most cases. I'd
really like to dig in and learn the hardware on my PDP-8's, and even
the -11's at a very low level, but I simply do not have the time.

I think a lot of the problem is that a lot of us are software
weenies, with varying degrees of competence on the hardware side of


| Zane H. Healy                    | UNIX Systems Administrator |
| (primary)    | OpenVMS Enthusiast         |
|                                  | Classic Computer Collector |
|     Empire of the Petal Throne and Traveller Role Playing,    |
|          PDP-10 Emulation and Zane's Computer Museum.         |
|                     |
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