The Register: We need a Library of Congress – but for the digital world

The Register: We need a Library of Congress – but for the digital world. “There’s a good reason why thoughtful technologists find emulation exciting. One of the real intellectual thrills is that it preserves the exact experience of using vintage software, going back to the very first days of commercial computing. It’s like going to a museum to see a Model T Ford, only to find there’s an infinite supply of them, fueled up and ready to go, waiting for you in a period-perfect replica of a 1920s Detroit suburb. There is not a single museum director who wouldn’t put their grandmother in a glass case to offer that sort of experience for their visitors, and we techies can just whistle it up.”

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