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Free Software Magazine: Digital Archaeology of the Microcomputer, 1974-1994

Jan 06, 2007, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Goodwin)

"In a few years time, it will be impossible to study the history of home computers since everything at the time was proprietary; both in terms of the physical hardware, and all the software that ran upon it since most of it is encumbered by software 'protection' to prevent copying.

"To compound the problem, the hardware is dying (literally) and (being proprietary) can't be rebuilt in any equivalent manner..."

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