> > "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.
I certainly don't believe it's the only reason to be interested in, or collect classic microcomputers. Or the subset that are common home computers. I just have to look around me at the BBC micros, TRS80s, Apple ][s, PETs, etc. I don't play games very much, I am interested in said machines for other reasons. BUT Outside this list (and others like it), a major reason why people collect said machines (or run emulators of them) is nostalgia for the old games. I have lost count of the number of people who expect me to have all the games for the machines I own. -tony