Dream computer - OpEd
Via one of the guy's YouTube videos, I happened across http://www.the8bitgu...dream-computer/
Now, not to rain on anyone's parade - but retro dream computers are just that, dreams.
I've been playing with computers since the Apple ][+ days - so I've got plenty of nostalgia for retro computers. But guess what, when my parents gave me a TRS-80 Color Computer as a gift a few years ago, I wondered why they bothered.
Sure, it's the computer I had in my teens and I've got a lot of great memories of it. And it's got a decent built-in BASIC. But there's no point. Emulation is good enough if I ever decide I want to spend time reliving those memories.
The problem gets worse for a hypothetical dream computer as there is no existing software, and there just wouldn't be enough people interested in creating software for it. Sure you could spend time creating another Pac-Man or Super Mario Bros. clone. Or you could just load up an emulation of the original.
Of course, it's fun to dream. Just don't expect them to come true.