Retro diversions

2011-07-03

I've wasted the past week getting back into an older hobby of mine, namely retrocomputing (and -gaming).

So far I found:

Then again, that's about all you can do with a Spectrum, whereas a Commodore 64 can accomodate modern hardware and a modern operating system, and actually serve web pages. Which doesn't cease to amaze me, pointless as it may be.

Why bother with these ancient, ridiculously underpowered machines? Aside from the nostalgia factor, I think any modern software developer has much to learn from the sheer variety and quality of available titles. Nowadays, we have millions of times more resources, yet all too often we don't know what to do with them. And there's too much waste in the world as it is.