"There are plenty of people who play the 8-bit home micro games they grew up playing, but many of them (at least the ones I know of) run them on a PC-based emulator not the real hardware."
You don't really think that retro video gaming is the singular, or even the primary focus of 8-bit micro nostalgia, do you? That seems like a bit of a shallow view, at least from my perspective. "There are exceptions of course." I'd offer that the membership - current and future - is largely composed of 'exceptions', and always will be. Simple truth is that +most+ folks simply don't give a gnat's arse about any of this stupid old crap that we've cultivated such an interest in, and built a culture around it. On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:39 PM, tony duell <a...@p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote: > > > There are still plenty of enthusiastic, younger folks who are most > > definitely into running the "genuine old hardware" - it's just that this > > list hasn't traditionally offered much of a draw for these users. As > noted, > > the list was formed by and for users of the classic-era 'big iron' gear, > > many of whom have simply succumbed to attrition in one form or another. > > Actually, it wasn't. I have been a member almost from day 1, and my first > question to the list founder (I think it was Selam) was 'Are minicomputers > welcome on the list, or is it micros only?' > > > To summarize, the future of a list like this is in the 8-bit (even > 16-bit) > > "home computer" kids.. like myself. They are fond of CBM, Atari, Apple, > > BBC, TI, Timex-Sinclair, Osborne, Kaypro, Wang and so on. If the hobby is > > to remain alive, these folks need to be welcomed in.. > > There are plenty of people who play the 8-bit home micro games they > grew up playing, but many of them (at least the ones I know of) run them > on a PC-based emulator not the real hardware. > > There are exceptions of course. > > -tony >