Re: MARCH is not retro (I hope)
- --- In email@example.com, Jim Scheef <jscheef@y...> wrote:
> I know this was discussed briefly a few weeks ago but I just read thoseBeelte is
> MARCH is vintage, not retro. The New Beetle is retro, the original
> vintage. Running an old computer game in an emulator on your P4 isretro; the
> Atari machine the game was designed for is vintage.But wouldn't the software itself be vintage? In the case of an
emulator, the emulator is just a tool to help preserve and archive any
given platform. Sometimes running the original software on the
original platform is just not possible.
At some point all the old floppies, tapes, etc. will suffer from
extreme datarot, or those old drives will no longer sync properly. At
some point that hardware will no longer run and emulators are useful
tools to preserve history.